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- Strategic water battle-themed game lets you build your own fleet and destroy the enemy
- Build classic ships or create your own
- For 2 or more players
- Includes 108 U-Build Bricks, 150 scoring pegs (100 white & 50 red), 40 red cones, 20 blue pegs, 10 locator plates, 2 target grids, 2 peg storage trays, 2 gameboards, parts sheet, assembly guide and game guide
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The new gameplay lets each ship attack once for each "hit" left until it sinks. On your turn, you pick one ship and then fire as many times as it is able. Advanced rules let you modify your ships so that some have more hits, and therefore more opportunities to attack. Instead of a basic 5,4,4,3,2 configuration, you might make a 10-hit mega ship and spend the rest of your points on 2-hit escorts.
Shots are tracked on separate little plastic pegboards. To take a turn, you first put in blue pegs for each of your shots. Then you call them out one at a time for your opponent to check, while simultaneously replacing the blue pegs with red or white ones to indicate hits and misses. Your opponent then uses a different type of red peg on the Lego-ships to mark hits, except for the Submarine and Aircraft carrier which in some cases require guns/planes to be removed.
After listening to my boys play and fight for a couple of hours, here's how the concept fails in execution:
1) The board and screens are cardboard. When assembled, they do not fit back in the box, so cleanup means taking them apart. Furthermore, my kids cannot assemble them unaided, as the design requires you to fit the tabs from two pieces into a slot on the third, from opposite sides. It almost requires 3 hands. After a weekend which included 3 cycles of assembly/disassembly the tab/slot connections are already showing signs of wear.Read more ›
1) I'm all for eco-friendly cardboard game boards, but this was not the right way to do cardboard. You have to assemble and disassemble the cardboard game board every time, so the tabs start to show wear after just a few times playing. This game is just not built to last very long at all - so much for eco-friendly!
2) The battleships do not attach to the game board at all. Silly me, when I saw the box, I though they must be magnetic or something. They are not. They slide all over the place during play. Very frustrating.
3) The idea of building your own ships is great, but many of the pieces the boys will find cool (aka, the guns) block the spots where you are supposed to mark hits on the ship if you use them. This means that you have to remove pieces of your ship during game play as your ship is hit, which makes #2 a big problem. Also, depending on how you build your ship, the spots you've left to record hits may or may not match up with the coordinates on the game board that they represent. This is very, very confusing for boys on the lower end of the age range.
4) The tray that was provided to keep the pegs in is the cheapest, crummiest plastic - it will not last.
5) The new rules are confusing. We've gone back to using the old 'everyone takes a turn' rules.
I think all of these things combined just suck the fun out of the game. It's too bad, because it seems like it could have been a great game had it only been designed better. I bought the game because my son loves playing Battleship and was begging to have it at home, and because he loves legos. It seemed like a sure thing.Read more ›
Are the boards and peg trays flimsier than the regular game? Yes, of course - because it's less than $10! The quality is commensurate with the price, and it's no worse than other board games. We're pleased with it, and so is our son.
He was a little crestfallen, but I ordered a new identical kit at Amazon with the promise of delivery in a week. He seemed to enjoy stacking cannons on a battleship, so who am I to argue. It's adds another activity to playing battleship that only an eight year old boy (or his grandfather) can understand. By the time the kit arrived the next week, he'd lost all interest in it. (The weather was good) and he hasn't brought it up since. I still keep it on the shelf for a future rainy weekend.
When we actually got around to playing the game, it takes a considerable amount of time (like 15-20 minutes) to set up initially, and every other time. Not time most elementary school age kids have the patience for.
Anyway, the "production values", the radar screen, the cannons and all are kewl, so it is one step up from basic Battleship.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought it for the legos not for the game was happy to recieve product so fast and brand newPublished 24 days ago by Lex Remley
This is not as much fun as the electronic version. It takes too long to set up. While it's nice to build the pieces, there's just not that much excitement here.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
25 years ago, I enjoyed launching attacks against my brother on a rigidly designed battleship game whose pieces pegged nicely right into the gameboard. Read morePublished on December 22, 2013 by Thought you should know