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Project by Anthony posted 05-27-2014 05:23 AM 1992 views 21 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A totally silly project that was inspired by a picture I saw on Facebook. Somebody had made a version of the classic game Battleship into a drinking game using paper and duct tape, I took one look at the picture and said…”I can do better!”.

I used select Pine for the frame and ships and 1/4” hardboard for the playing surface. The grids are simply marked out with a magic marker and some stick on letters label the gridlines. And yes…the aircraft carrier is a fairly accurate outline of a Nimitz class carrier. The curtain was simply an old pillowcase. The two playing surfaces are hinged together for easy storage and the frame for the curtain breaks down.

I drilled out recesses on the ships with a forstner bit for the disposable shot glasses that I got at a local spirits outlet.

The rules are simple, you play on the grid intersections and if your opponent calls a number that is occupied you have to drink the corresponding shot (we used beer). It was fun to build and a hoot to play.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 05-27-2014 08:46 AM

What a great idea….I can see myself playing that game.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 11:56 AM

Cool. I play battle ships when I’m all tired out from working in the shop. ..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 12:20 PM

Have you ever finished a game?

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 01:27 PM

I get a hangover just looking at this.

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 02:41 PM

Very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bken

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 02:47 PM

Definitely making one of these!

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#7 posted 05-27-2014 03:34 PM

My sister would love this.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#8 posted 05-27-2014 03:46 PM

You drunk my battleship!

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 04:13 PM

Brilliant game. Even if you lose, you won’t care.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 04:15 PM

That’s great! It looks fairly large. Can you give us approximate dimensions?

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 04:21 PM

That would have been awesome in my college days. It would kill me now. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Anthony

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#12 posted 05-27-2014 04:43 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. It is a lot of fun to play. One round lasts about an hour and using beer it is not so bad, only equals a couple of cold ones per player. I gave the original to my brother up in Montana but plan on making another one for myself.

It is fairly large. The gridlines are spaced 2” apart. Each hardboard playing surface (very well sealed to protect from any spills) is 24”x24”, add to that the frame so each side is approx. 26”x26”.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#13 posted 05-27-2014 05:50 PM

Hello Anthony

Now you can make another one for beer bottle but the battle will be crazy

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 05-27-2014 06:40 PM

Ha ha way cool mann

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 05-27-2014 10:51 PM

J5!

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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