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Traditionally Battleships is a guessing game which is played by two people. In it's early days people played Battleships using pencil and paper. The Battleships game inventer, Clifford Von Wickler, never actually patented the game and it was soon published by Milton Bradley Company in 1943 as "Broadsides, the Game of Naval Strategy".
Each player has two square grids (usually 10 × 10) and the seperate squares in the grid are labelled by a letter and number. On one grid the player arranges ships and records the shots by the opponent. On the other grid the player records their own shots.
Each ship takes up a set number of squares on the grid. The amount of squares depends on the type of ship. The ships can be arranged both horizontally and vertically but no overlapping can occur.
After all the ships have been set in place, the first round starts. In turn, each player says out loud a target square in the opponents' grid which is to be shot at. If a ship occupies the square, then it takes a hit. The opponent says whether or not the shot was successful in hitting any of their ships and then takes a turn. When all of the squares of a ship have been hit, the ship is sunk. After all of one player's ships have been sunk, the game ends and the other player wins.Our Battleships game gives a twist to the original by introducing trivia questions between each shoot.
Although based on the traditional game, our version of Battleships is rather different as general knowledge questions have to be answered in order to sink the ships. This makes the game far more challenging and fun!
How to play Battleships
Begin the game by pressing PLAY. The stake is fixed at £1 or currency equivalent. You are then shown a preview of the 6 x 6 grid where the battleships are hiding. Remember their positions well! You must then choose a grid square to fire at. If your shot hits a ship you will then be asked a general knowledge question.
Questions are randomly taken from the following categories; Science and Nature A-Z Entertainment Pot Luck Sport Pop Music People and Places
You will be offered 3 possible answers. If you answer correctly the hit stands and you will be offered another shot at the grid.
Points and Prizes
You win points by hitting all the squares where a ship is hiding and sinking it. The bigger the ship you sink the more points are awarded as indicated next to the grid. Once a ship has been sunk, your points will accumulate on a “Points Bar”. The “Points Bar” will increment across the top of the screen scrolling from left to right and eventually reaching collectable cash values. Once a cash value has been reached, you may collect, or continue playing on for further prizes. Current winnings are shown in red near the centre of the game screen.
If you shoot at a square that is not hiding a ship, mystery “?” symbol or a piece of eight this will count as a ‘miss’. You start the game with 6 shots or ‘Lives’ as indicated on the right hand side of the point’s bar. Once you lose all your lives the game is over. An incorrectly answered question will also result in “Game Over” unless you have a “Try Again” available (represented by parrots in the top left of the game screen). Try again will let you try to answer the question again. The game begins with one “Try Again” already awarded and a maximum of up to 3 can be collected at any one time via the mystery “?” symbol round.
You must take care to answer the questions within the time limit represented by the burning fuse at the bottom of the game window. If you fail to answer on time the game is over.If you fail to choose a grid square within the time limit one will be chosen at random for you.
Mystery ??? Symbol Options
Occasionally one of the grid squares will contain a “???” mystery symbol. If you select a mystery symbol, you are offered a skill choice on one of the following; Spot prize - Pays a random cash spot prize. Spot prizes cannot be lost. Super Try again - 2 try agains are added (up to a maximum of 3) Try again - 1 try again is added (up to a maximum of 3) Lose Try Again - A Try Again is lost. Extra life - Gains an extra life/shot (up to a maximum of 6). Lose a life – Lose a life/shot. If this was your last remaining life the game is over and any normal winnings are lost. Lose all lives – Lose all your lives/shots. The game is over and any normal winnings are lost. Hit a Ship - A single tile is reveal that hits a ship. If the ship is sunk, you gain the extra points. Sink a ship - A single ship is sunk, and you gain the extra points. Walk the plank - the game is over. Any normal winnings are lost. Pieces of 8 token – Gain a piece of eight towards the live jackpot.
Four of the above mystery options will be shown on the screen. They will then hide themselves inside chests and shuffle around the screen. Watch closely, you should try to pick the option most valuable to you, not all of them are good!
Bonus Rolling Jackpot
Certain Grid Squares & Mystery Options randomly have a piece of eight attached to them. These contribute towards winning the Rolling Jackpot. This is a bonus prize that is awarded if you collect all 8 ‘pieces of eight’. Beware! Whilst selecting a square with a piece of eight attached will reduce the number needed to win the jackpot the square itself may not necessarily be hiding a ship. In this scenario you will lose a Life/Shot or maybe even the game if none are available. If the square IS hiding a ship you will still be required to answer the subsequent question.If you win the jackpot, you can still continue to play for further prizes. The rolling jackpot is never gambled, if won this is yours no matter what happens later in the game. The jackpot amount is shown to the left of the point’s bar.
You can collect your current winnings at the grid screen stage by pressing COLLECT. When you win a prize you have the option to collect or continue. If you continue then you gamble your current normal winnings against potential bigger prizes further in the game. Upon collecting winnings will automatically be added to your account.The game ends under the following conditions;
- When you win the top prize as indicated on the point’s bar. - Collect any winnings. - Do not answer a question within the time limit. Normal winnings are lost. - Lose all your lives. Normal winnings are lost. - Answer a question incorrectly when you have no try agains remaining. Normal winnings are lost. - Select the ‘Walk The Plank’ mystery option. Normal winnings are lost.
‘Normal Winnings’ means prize amounts won by progressing along the points bar. Spot Prizes and the ‘Pieces of Eight’ jackpot do not count as normal prizes. If won these can never be lost and are automatically added to your account when the game ends.
Real Play/Demo Play
Demo play is designed to easily introduce you to the various features of the game. Therefore the difficulty of winning both jackpot and normal prizes may vary between Demo and Real Play.
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