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Battleship Express

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Ages Play Time Players
7+ 20 minutes 2

Manufacturer(s): Hasbro

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Product Description

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!

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Hasbro

  • Year: 2008

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 20 minutes

  • Ages: 7 and up

  • Weight: 380 grams


  • 20 ship tiles:
    • 4 aircraft carriers
    • 4 battleships
    • 4 submarines
    • 4 patrol boats
    • 4 destroyers
  • 8 attack dice
  • instructions

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 2.5 in 1 review

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A Reiner Knizia game? Who knew?
September 26, 2008

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.

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