A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can use strategy to make smart in-game choices. They will also need to decide how to budget their energy for special moves in the Commander mode.
Ease of Play
In-game hints help players as they get started and game play is simple.
Violence & Scariness
Simulated battle game asks players to "fire" on other ships, display destroyed ships, and includes mention of weapons like bombs and mines. No blood or gore's shown/
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Products & Purchases
Additional ships, maps, and captains are available as in-app purchases without adult approval. This is based on the classic board game of the same name.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Not all board games translate well to an app version, but this classic fave certainly shines with its new app-based gameplay. Some purists may prefer to play only the classic version of Battleship. That version has been included in this game as well, and if you're looking for the traditional game, it's here in its digital glory. But the new Commander mode is a great addition to the game that would have been difficult to implement in a strictly offline situation. The new ship shapes change things up since it's not always as easy to figure out where to fire your next shot. Similarly, the addition of new weapons and unique Commander abilities places a much needed twist on the standard strategy formula. And fortunately, there isn't a lot of pressure around in-app purchases or ads for other games. The only disappointing aspect is that players need to pay more (especially iin a paid app) for a female character, and that they have no options at all to be a Commander of color. But if you're looking for a way to sink your opponent's ships in a fun, entertaining way, Battleship will let you fire away without getting your feet or devices wet.
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