Find (sink) all five ships in your opponent’s fleet before they sink yours.
Sit facing your opponent with each ocean facing away from
each other. (You should not be able to see your opponent’s
Each player should hide (draw) all five ships secretly
somewhere on their ocean on a word square (not on land).
Once all ships have been placed and each player announces
that they are ready, the game of Battleship begins.
Changing the position of your ships during the game is
against the rules!
Take turns for each player to call out one shot to hit another
You must call out a word of where you think one of their
ships is located.
Once a shot is called, the opponent must immediately call out
“hit” or “miss.”
If one of the ships gets hit, you must read the definition exactly, otherwise the
ship is not sunk.
To keep track of which words you have called, write HIT or MISS on your ocean
next to the word you called.
If your ship is hit mark an “X” over that square.