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Love playing the ship-sinking game but don't have time play the original version? This express edition delivers a burst of fun in 20 minutes! Roll the dice to sink enemy ships with special attack powers. Includes rules for two great games you can play anytime anywhere!
Somebody brought this to our gaming group claiming it was a Reiner Knizia game. I was skeptical, but he was right: buried deep in the credits at the end of the instruction booklet were the words "Designed by Reiner Knizia." That caught everyone's attention enough to start a game, but I don't think the game was good enough to make me go out of my way to play it a second time. Basically everyone is given the 5 standard Battleship ships to form a convoy. Players then take turns attacking ships in other players' convoys. Each ship has a Knizia-like special power for its attack and placement in the convoy is important as well. The end result is a game that is nothing like the logic based guessing game of the original. It's more of a fighting game with lots of luck, dice rolling and a little strategy. Not a great game but not a bad way to spend 20 minutes. Its most notable distinction is that it is probably the only Knizia game published in the last 10-15 years not to have his name plastered all over the box.