Battleship

Free Battleship Games

Battleship is a fun online guessing game from Knowledge Adventure, the maker of award-winning educational games for kids.

About Battleship

Battleship is a very popular battle game, played all over the world in different forms and with different rules. The original battleship game was played with paper and pencil, invented by Clifford Von Wickler before World War I. Back then, the game was not called Battleship but Salvo. While people still play this battle game with a paper and pencil, it is also played as a board game, a video game, a computer game and an online game. Because of its simplicity, Battleship is a great game for children of all ages. Playing the game with a computer-controlled opponent allows children to make mistakes while learning how to play the game. After the child is confident enough to play against siblings or adults, the entire family can have fun playing the game together and benefit from family time.

How to Play Battleship

Battleship is primarily a guessing game, with each player trying to figure out the location of the other's warships and shoot them down. The first thing the player must do in the game is arrange all five ships in places the enemy (the computer) is unlikely to shoot. The mouse is used to arrange the ships; clicking once on the four-arrow move icon picks the ship up, and clicking again puts it down. Clicking on the rotate icon rotates the ships. Once the player's ships are arranged, the player and the enemy take turns shooting at each other's grids. The first player to shoot down all five of the other's warships wins the game.