We play a lot of board games in our house. Most times I cringe when the kids pull them out and want to play, but some games, I like playing. Games that require smarts and logic, like Scrabble and Battleship. My 11 year old is always fun opponent.
So when I got an email asking if I wanted to review a new version of Battleship, I was on board. Ha! See what I did there? This is Dazzleship Battleships. When I think of battleships and things that dazzle, well, it wasn’t what I was thinking. I had never heard of a dazzleship. They are historically significant camouflage battleships used during WWI. They are meant to dazzle the eye of the enemy when seen through a periscope. The dazzle was created when the ships were painted with patterns and designs that distorted perspective or obliterated the planes of the ship’s shape. Pretty crazy, right?
This version is also different in that there is no board and no small pieces. NO SMALL PIECES! The best kind of game a mom could ask for. Instead, there are two grid booklets. Each page in the booklet is different, as there are islands and land masses in your grid. Your opponent doesn’t know what page you are on, so it makes it that much trickier. The booklets also make it easy to take the game anywhere. Thrown the booklets in your bag and play in the car or on a place. Easy because there’s no little pieces. I don’t think I can say that enough.
The game is for sale here or you can enter to win it below. Open to 18+ in the U.S. Retail value $15.99.