On the other grid the player records their own shots.Before play begins, each player secretly arranges their ships on their primary grid.A minigame version of Battleship was used in the third season of The Hub's Family Game Night, which uses a 5×5 grid and the first team to sink three ships wins the game.
A map of one player's ships and the hits against them, from a game in progress.
The grey boxes are the ships placed by the player, and the cross marks show the squares that their opponent has fired upon.
Battleship was one of the earliest games to be produced as a computer game, with a version being released for the Z80 Compucolor in 1979.
Many computer editions of the game have been produced since.
Iterations of Battleship appear as applications on numerous social networking services.
Battleship was also part of Hasbro Family Game Night for the Play Station 2 and Wii, as well as the Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade).
Other versions of the game were printed in the 1930s and 1940s, including the Strathmore Company's Combat: The Battleship Game, Milton Bradley's Broadsides: A Game of Naval Strategy and Maurice L. All of these early editions of the game consisted of pre-printed pads of paper.
In 1967 Milton Bradley introduced a version of the game that used plastic boards and pegs.
Battleship is known worldwide as a pencil and paper game which dates from World War I.
It was published by various companies as a pad-and-pencil game in the 1930s, and was released as a plastic board game by Milton Bradley in 1967.
The locations of the fleet are concealed from the other player.