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Strategies in battleship

The strategy for placing follows from the optimal strategy for shooting, so let's start with shooting. To shoot, do the following: Start in a random part of the board. Go to step 2. Check every N ...
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Strategies in battleship

A strong algorithm for a slightly different set of rules: Ships Can be placed next to each other. DataGenetics wrote a fun piece about solving Battleship a few years ago. If their algorithm isn't ...
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Strategies in battleship

I would say the optimal strategy for shooting is aiming to destroy the largest ships first in order to cover as much as the board as fast as possible. I would suggest starting out with a gap of 4 and ...
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1935 Paul Heath's New Battleship Game

It's a variation on the classic Battleship game, mostly played in the same way as normal. There are possibly two versions as the patent for the game (US2058079) describes a different layout to the ...
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How can I teach kids how to play Battleship?

I use Battleships as a teaching tool in my English Foreign Language classes, so I've developed a simple way to teach the game to my teenage students. I'd recommend breaking the game into steps, ...
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