Instructions for Electronic Battleship Command

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Instructions for Electronic Battleship Command
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Electronic Battleship takes the tried and true Battleship formula and adds an electronic twist; now the game keeps track of the hits and misses that occur on the battlefield. Players must choose from a series of preset battleship configurations that are programmed into the game board and input the location of each missile they fire so that the game can determine if it was a hit or miss. The first player to sink all five of the opponent's battleships wins.

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Things you need

  • 4 AA batteries

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  1. 1

    Insert the "Target Grid" in between the "Task Force 1" and "Task Force 2" sides of the game board.

  2. 2

    Divide the ships and the red and white pegs between both players. Each player should have a patrol boat, destroyer, submarine, battleship and carrier, 84 white pegs and 42 red pegs.

  3. 3

    Insert four AA batteries into the battery compartment. Press the "On" button to begin.

  4. 4

    Press the "1" button when you hear "Select Game" followed by the "2" button when you hear "Select Players."

  5. 5

    Select a Location Pattern for your ships from pages 22-34 of the instruction book that came with the game and enter the code for the location pattern (for example, C-2) when you hear "Task Force 1, enter letter, number."

  6. 6

    Enter a Location Pattern for player two when you hear "Task Force 1 armed. Task Force 2, enter letter, number." The game is now ready to begin.

  7. 7

    Press the buttons that correspond to the target hole you wish to fire a missile at. For example, to fire at target hole B-2, press the "B" button, followed by the "2" button.

  8. 8

    Take turns firing missiles at your opponent's battleships until one player sinks all of the opposing player's battleships. The person who sinks the opponent's ships first is the winner.

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