Sea Battle is basically Battleships, and who doesn’t love battleships? Sea Battle is a strategy-based war simulation and building management game. Players are the captain of their own ship, which is customizable in different ways.
You can change the sails, figureheads, hulls, and masts, and it’s a lot more customisable than playing Tanks on GamePigeon, which is fairly simple.
How to play Sea Battle on GamePigeon – Top Tips
The aim of the game with Sea Battle is to attack and sink the ships of the other players or attack them with canons. To win this game you will need to use strategy and logic to attack the enemy ships and sink them whilst simultaneously avoiding having your own ships sunk.
Like with Battleships your placement of the ships is essential to winning so you can maximize offensive attacks as well as minimize defensive attacks. Here’s how to get an advantage on your competition;
- Start by strategically placing your own ships on the board, you can move your ships however you want to although there are some restrictions. You cannot put your ships on the board horizontally and vertically.
- It is a good idea for you to keep your ships far apart enough they aren’t sat right next to each other on the board because this can cause a problem once the other players start attacking.
- If you do put them next to each other, the boxes around the ship will change to red until you move them again.
- Try to estimate where your opponent has placed their ships on the board.
- Pick one square at a time. If you land in water, then you will see a dot icon in the box.
- If you hit an opponent’s ship your phone will vibrate a little and you will see a smoke signal.
- If you miss, it switches to the turn of your opponent.
- When and if you have successfully guessed all the squares of your opponent’s ships you will see the ship appear and all the dots around the ship will fill in.
- You continue until you hit all of your opposing ships, or they guess all of yours.
This game requires patience and chess-like thinking as it can take quite a long time to play the game. It also depends on the responsiveness of your opponent.
If you prefer to play a shorter game change the size of your grid and decrease the number of ships you have at your disposal.
How to play a Sea Battle defense strategy
Part of playing strategically is ensuring that your opponent doesn’t get the upper hand – it’s not always necessary for you to be aggressive when playing Sea Battle – here’s why.
- Don’t put everything in one corner, or one group because people innately look for patterns so you will be exposed easily. Try to change the strategy every time you play to avoid predictability.
- Put the biggest ships around the edge of the board if you want to take up this strategy. This way you can decrease the number of free spaces available to your opponent when they so sink your biggest ship. It is a good idea to use your biggest ships as bait because they are most likely to get hit first anyway.
- When there are large areas of open water, it is best to put your smaller ships here because they are more difficult to find within the expanse.
How to play a Sea Battle offense strategy?
- It is a good idea to consider that the opponent you are playing against may have one of some of the things you have done in your own offensive strategies. So start around the edges and move along into the center of the board.
- Most people will play in a chessboard pattern. Pick either ‘Red’ or ‘Black’ squares and only aim for those squares. You will hit more boats this way even if you don’t hit all of them it will narrow down further choices.
- Some people make patterns like an X shape to divide up the board others will make + shapes to divide the board.
- When you hit a ship, keep on hitting until you have taken it out. When you take out a ship completely the boxes around it will fill in so you will automatically have fewer boxes to guess.
Another great tip is to remember your friends strategies, because people are creatures of habit and it is likely that you will do the same thing over and over again.
In conclusion, this game is just battleships from back in the day, but it is obviously less messy to play, and you have less possibility of meeting a cheat. When you go to the toilet someone taking a peek of your ship placement used to be common, well no more.
This game requires logical strategic thinking, as long as you remember people like to stick to habits you shouldn’t go far wrong. Keep hitting until you have sunk their ships and you are ultimately the winner. Happy battling.