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Not the Battleship of the 1960's in Quality,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Classic Battleship Movie Edition (Toy)
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At first sight I thought I got only one player unit. No they fit together and form one unit with a handle which is nice to travel and move about with. I was disappointed with the type of plastic the cases are made of. The two case unit is a bit difficult to pull apart and I can see that breaking over time. When you first get it the red and white pegs are in a bag under one of the game units lower playing field with just a tip showing. I had a fight to get it out without breaking the unit.
The game is at the core the classic game I loved as a child with a few twists. You play Navy vs. Aliens. If I recall correctly the letters and numbers where a different color so you can find E4 or B3 easy. On the top it is just the clear plastic with raised numbers and letter and on the bottom dark grey/black also just raised. The rules sheet I got looks like a home made copy on legal paper that the printer is running out of ink. Not a huge deal but a consideration on the overall quality of the game.
The difference with this version is you can use special ops cards. On your turn you draw a card from your deck that stores under you playing field. You simply do what the card says and then discard the card by your unit. It is every bit as fun as the original battleship but for those of us who had the red and blue units in the box there is a big difference in the quality and durability of this set. Most children will not know this so maybe it is not a big deal.
I still consider it a fun game and am sure it will get played as the original set I had is gone. I still have many of my games just not this one. Well now I do again.