Battleship strategy

by Diana Pena
(Deltona, FL, USA)

This Battleship strategy will sink your opponent!

This Battleship strategy will sink your opponent!

Battleship Game
I have a winning Battleship strategy. One of the best ways to locate the hidden enemy ships is to avoid randomly firing away at various places on the board (the shotgun approach), but rather to use patterns of firing in a straight line, my favorite being diagonal volleys.

I like to go from the top left down to the bottom right, skipping every other space or two (but no more than two), then go down a few rows and repeat, from the left diagonally down to the right.

In this way, you are hitting anything parked on the edges and also strafing through various columns and rows at the same time. When you have finished the lower half, going down every two rows, then you repeat with other half of the board, going every couple of columns.

It is a sure thing to hit a battleship or aircraft carrier in this way. I sometimes will instead of skipping two rows just cut the board diagonally down the middle, then strafe the middle of those two sections, and even will do a big X first. It kind of depends on who you are playing, you get to know their style.

Electronic Battleship Advanced Mission Game
Once you have strafed a few times like this, then you will see various "holes" where the smaller ships might be hiding if you haven’t already hit them with the aforementioned diagonal strafing method. Since your board is split up into various "sections" by then you can have a good idea where you can send a volley.

I find attacking in a more logical way like the Battleship straegy above is better than the random "bombs away" approach.

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Sep 14, 2010
Perfect game of battleship?
by: Dfahy

Apparently the odds of having a perfect game of battleship are out of this world low but going in with a strategy as opposed to playing randomly increases your chances by 11 billion fold.

These guys crunched the numbers:

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May 11, 2010
MEIP!!!
by: LOCO MAN"";;[[][][][

ARRRRRRggggg!!!!! I BET YOUR EYES JUST SPIN BACK INTO YOUR HEAD!!!!!!!

just joking...








Apr 06, 2010
adding on to your strategy
by: Cameron

I agree with your strategy of guessing diagonally, but the thing I differ with is that you shouldn't start your next one 2 spaces lower, only one until you find the smallest boat. My strategy is make a checker board until the pt boat is sunk, then make sure you don't leave any place for 3 spaces in a row and still go diagonal. Of course with any strategy you're not guaranteed to win. I have not figured out a placement strategy yet

Mar 03, 2010
YOU ARE THE BOMB
by: Anonymous

THESE ARE THE BEST! I AM SO EXCITED!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! WE ARE GOING TO ROCK IT OUR TOMORROW! GO NT! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!! I BET YOUR PARENTS ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!

Feb 20, 2010
Great offence
by: Anonymous

I like it a lot! This is a very good attack. But i want to know how hit cruisers early in the game

Dec 31, 2009
nice strategy
by: Moses

I like your strategy on battleship. That's going to help me beat my friend for once!!! Thanks!!!

sincerely,
Moses

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