A Better Battleship Strategy

With the movie coming to theaters soon, there is a renewed interest in the board game Battleship. If you are cutthroat about winning, you'll want to check out a tutorial on Battleship by Nick Berry of DataGenetics, the guy who brought us A Better Hangman Strategy. Be warned: there is math involved.

Mathematically, the chances of playing a perfect game with random firing are easy to calculate and are: 355,687,428,096,000 / 2,365,369,369,446,553,061,560,941,772,800,000 (This equates to, on average, once in every 6,650,134,872,937,201,800 games!)

But you can raise those offs with ...more math! And lots of graphs. Link -Thanks, Nick!


Newest 1
Newest 1 Comment

Since it's mathematical, the strategy depends on your opponent placing ships randomly. Battleship was always meant to be a game played with someone familiar so you can try to "guess" your opponent's placement based on what you know about them.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' very funny clip:

Tech Fails - Twaggies by Twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"A Better Battleship Strategy"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window