Friday, May 5, 2023

Tents and Battleship

Camping Gaming is always an adventure, particularly with a child who would rather play video games. (No, we don’t take the Switch to the mountains) This time, we discovered that Colorform makes an edition of Battleship.

When we getting art supplies at a dollar store (art, another way to entertain children), we saw it and decided to give it a go. 

In the process, I came to two conclusions.

First, Battleship isn’t as bad as I remembered it. It has been decades since I last played it and I don’t think I’ve played it since I discoered designer games like Catan and Carcassonne.

Battleship isn’t gojng to be my new favorite game. However, it turns out to be a game I don’t hate playing. There’s room for developing a strategy and not just random guessing. Now, you might be thinking that’s a weak compliment and you’d be right. But I had a worse opinion of Battleship before that camping trip.

Second, the Colorform version was really annoying to play. The thin cardboard boards, particularly the vertical board, were annoying. But not as annoying as the tiny discs that take the place of pegs. They were so tiny and fiddly that they made the game an exercise in frustration.

Still, it was a nice break from Apples to Apples.

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