Although my family does enjoy playing board games, Battleship isn’t really one of my personal favorites. My husband and my son, however, think Battleship is awesome! They were thrilled to get a chance to test out the newest version of the Battleship game and promptly proclaimed it to be be much nicer than the older copy of the game we’d been previously using. (Our old version of Battleship was just a standard no-frills copy from Walmart.)
They both liked the movie-based Special Ops cards that give players special powers such as Blitz, Scan, and Reveal. My son also thought getting to play as the alien fleet was really cool.
As a mom, my main reason for liking this game over our other version was that everything stores together so nicely when you’re done. I’m a bit of a neat freak and I hate anything that creates unnecessary clutter in the house.
The slim fitting sides of the Battleship game board snap together to create one carrying case with a handle. The cards, ships, and counters go in the drawers beneath each side so you don’t have to pack everything back in some ratty looking cardboard box when you’re done. It’s a completely superficial assessment, but I would have bought this for our board game collection based on looks alone.
I read several reviews from people online who assumed this game had some sort of electronic talking sound effect to it. While I do see how you might think that given the sheer number of toys today that require batteries and make annoying beeping noises, I am personally relieved that the makers of this version of Battleship resisted the electronic components.
There are just enough tweaks to the original design to make the version appealing, but not enough that it takes away from the reason the game became so popular in the first place.
Disclaimer: A sample of the Classic Battleship Movie Edition Game was provided for the purpose of preparing this review.
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