This is a virtual board game which was inspired by the Battleship board game. Players get to choose the difficulty level and alternate terms with the computer attempting to sink each other’s ships firing 3 rockets at a time.
Select your difficulty level.
Place your ships on the board.
Try to sink your opponent’s ships before they sink yours.
Play Battleships Armada Game Online
You can play this free online virtual board game by clicking in the window below.
Alternatively children and adults can play this naval battle game online as a web application here.
Battleships Armada Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Place your ships on the playing board. Shoot and sink enemy ships before they shoot yours
Starting the Game
Click on the game mode you would like to play: easy, normal or hard.
The computer AI guessing where to shoot is more advanced on harder modes.
Place your pieces
Click on a ship to move it around the playing field.
Ships may be placed vertically or horizontally, though not diagonally. Click twice to rotate it if you want to rotate a ship.
Repeat the process for your remaining 4 ships.
When you are done placing all 5 ships click the green checkmark button near the top of the screen.
The game gives you up to a minute to place all of your ships. Beyond that the ships are placed automatically.
There is also an auto button in the upper right corner for having the computer randomly place your ships.
The welcome screen contains links for turning sound on or off and a link to the game’s help menu.
You have 30 seconds to shoot all 3 rockets on each turn.
If you take longer than 30 seconds then your remaining missiles are shot randomly into the grid.
If you miss 2 turns in a row the game is forfeit.
If you open a different tab in your web browser it pauses the game without forfeiting.
Squares you have already shot at will have a rounded blue circle in them, unless they hit a ship, in which case they will have a red X.
If a series of red Xs do not reveal a ship it means the ship is longer and still has more squares you have to hit in order to sink it.
Click on the square you would like to shoot a rocket at.
Repeat the process for your remaining two rockets on each turn.
Use your finger like a mouse & tap on the squares you want to shoot at.
Battleship Board Game Strategy
Whoever sinks the competing player’s 5 ships first wins.
Once all of the grids for a particular ship have been shot, that ship is sunk.
The playing field is a 10 by 10 grid, yielding 100 total squares. You have 5 ships with a length of 5, 4, 3, 3, and 2 – so 15% of squares will have a ship on them, meaning about 1 in 6 randomly fired missiles would hit a ship.
Paradoxically the smallest ship is the most important because it is the hardest to find as there is only a 2% chance of random fire hitting it.
Shoot in a diverse pattern until you hit a ship rather than spending most of your shots in one small area of the board.
Most ships are at least 3 squares long, so you could go in diagonal patterns on the playing field down every third row.
When you hit a ship keep shooting at the nearby squares until the ship has been sunk.
Try not to place your ships directly next to each other as a player which uncovers one ship may then find the other by shooting a nearby square.
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This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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