BattleShots the Drinking Game is based on the board game that many of us played as kids, BattleShips, except that there's a penalty for your ships getting sunk: you guessed it, shots!
- BattleShots Board (makeshift ones work as well)
- 16 shot glasses (recommended)
- Something to keep track of misses (if you don't have the board game)
Sit opposite your opponent, and setup the BattleShots board game on a 6x6 grid, with two 3-shot glass length ships, and a single two-shot glass length ship. Obviously, make sure there is something preventing either side from seeing each other before setting up the ships. Lastly, fill up the shot glasses with some liquor, and flip a coin to see who goes first.
The rules of the BattleShots drinking game is similar to that of Battleships. For those of you not familiar with the rules, a turn consists of guessing the coordinates of your opponents ships, one coordinate at a time, using the 6x6 grid as your guide. The vertical coordinates are labeled A through F, and the horizontal coordinates are labeled 1 through 6, so to call the top left corner of the board you would say "A-1". If your opponent had a ship there, he would respond "hit". You now know where a piece of his ship was, without knowing if it's a 2 or 3-length ship, so you continue to guess around that area until your opponent responds "sunk", notifying you that you called the ships entire position out.
Ships cannot be positioned diagonally, and for each hit, a person has to drink whatever is in the shot glass (liquor or beer, depending on how hard you go). Also, be sure to keep track of your calls using a marker (either a real marker, or torn up pieces of paper, or whatever else you have... get creative).
As always, please remember to drink responsibly while enjoying this alcohol drinking game, and please leave feedback in the comments if you enjoyed it!