Battleships - 1960s


A very early iteration of this classic two player game played with pen and paper made by Waddington's of Leeds & London. We are unable to pin-point its exact age but the copyright info suggests it was made in the late 1960s. 

The grid is 14 x 22 and includes land and sea. You (S.E.L.F.) place 14 units including submarines, aircraft and ammo dumps (7 squares in a "U"). You then attack your opponent (N.M.E.) by calling grid co-ordinates. Once per game you may unleash the "blockbuster" which hits 9 squares (in a square shape). A total of 63 hits are needed to win the game.

Includes over 30 unused game sheets and the box is completely intact. 


Super condition, a little wear and tear to the box but no rips. Grade 1 under the Hoyles Vintage Grading System.