Battleships rules

Battleship puzzles, which became popular since 1992, are a single player version of the game many of us used to enjoy as children. Using pure logic and requiring no math to solve, these addictive puzzles offer endless fun and intellectual entertainment to puzzle fans of all skills and ages.

A typical Battleship puzzle consists of a 10x10 grid containing a hidden fleet of ten known ships. The only information is numbers telling how many ship segments are in each row and column, and some given ship segments in various places in the grid. The object is to discover where all ten ships are located in the grid.

Conceptis Battleships are easy to learn logic puzzles that come in several grid sizes and offer endless solving variations, ranging from very easy to extremely difficult and taking anything from five minutes to several hours to solve.

If you like Sudoku, Kakuro and other logic puzzles, you will love Conceptis Battleships as well!

Classic Battleships

Each Battleship puzzle represents an ocean with a hidden fleet of ships, which may be oriented horizontally or vertically within the grid such that no ship touches another, not even diagonally. The numbers on the right and on the bottom of the grid show how many squares in the corresponding row and column are occupied by ship segments. Occasionally some squares may contain given ship or water segments to help start the puzzle. The object is to discover where all ships are located.

Classic Battleships puzzle Classic Battleships solution

Classic Battleship puzzles come in various sizes, with different fleets for each size. For example, the fleet of a Classic Battleship 10x10 puzzle consists of one battleship, two cruisers, three destroyers and four submarines.

Classic Battleships fleet legend

Submarines consist of a single round segment, destroyers have two end segments, cruisers have two end segments and a middle segment, and the battleship is constructed of two end segments and two middle segments. Any remaining squares in the grid contain water segments, which are shown as a symbol of water or as an “X”.