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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!
Time: 20 minutes
Ages: 7 and up
Weight: 380 grams
Language Requirements: This is a domestic item.
- 20 ship tiles:
- 4 aircraft carriers
- 4 battleships
- 4 submarines
- 4 patrol boats
- 4 destroyers
- 8 attack dice
Average Rating: 2.5 in 1 review
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.