With the brand new Battleship movie coming out, I thought it was time to break out the dusty Battleship box from the basement to see if I still had my skills.  I always had a few tricks up my sleeve when it came to playing, and none of them cheating.  So, if you still play, here are some great tips at how to win at Battleship!

Even thought I will never give out my secrets at playing, Yahoo will:

First up, don’t leave your ships adjacent to each other. Do that, and an opponent who’s working his way down one of your vessels can easily run off the end…right onto a new target. You don’t want that.

Next, try to resist the urge to be too tidy. Once you’ve come up with the perfect pattern, you’ll be tempted to mirror-image it to the other side. That’s far from a winning strategy, for obvious reasons. As soon as your opponent figures it out, they’ll be able to flatten your entire fleet in no time flat.

But that’s just for arranging your ships.  The best way to sink your opponent’s ships is:

Others like to slice the grid into diagonal chunks, pizza-style, then drop shots in each slice to pinpoint larger ships. This has its advantages too — but again, varying your approach is the key to long-term success. Use the same method in too many games, and your opponent will start to anticipate, placing his or her ships where you’re less likely to shoot. So mix it up.

To read more, head to Yahoo.com


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