# Sunken Ship

Sunken Ship is one of the fun guessing games. It's also one of the more challenging games for teens.

#### Pre-Fun

2 players
Ages: 9 and up
Need pencils and paper

## Play

Grid paper works best for playing this.

Players draw two separate areas on their papers. Each area is 10 squares across and 10 squares down for a total of 100 squares.

One area is called "home fleet" and the other "enemy fleet".

They then put numbers from 1 to 10 down the left side of each of their 2 playing areas.

They also put letters A to J across the top of each playing area.

Players then put their home fleet ships on their papers by shading in a specific number of squares as follows:

One battleship = 4 side by side squares either across or up and down.
Two cruiser ships = 3 side by side squares each, either across or up and down.
Three destroyer ships = 2 side by side squares each, across or up and down.
Four subs = 1 square each.

Make sure to leave at least one white square between your ships.

Play begins with one player calling out a letter and number, "D 6", for example.

If this square is a shaded square, meaning a ship is located there, the other player says, "hit."

If it is a white square, meaning no ship is located there, the player says, "miss."

If a hit occurs, the player must put an X through his "D 6" square. He then tells the other player what type of ship it is.

The asking player puts an X through "D 6" on his enemy fleet grid.

To sink a ship, a player must uncover all the shaded squares. When he does, the other player shouts out, "sunk!"

Play continues, with each player taking turns calling out a square on his opponent's paper.

## The End

The winner of sunken ship is the player who sinks all his opponent's ships first.