The rules of the BattleShots drinking game is similar to that of Battleships. For those of you not familiar with the rules, a turn consists of guessing the coordinates of your opponents ships, one coordinate at a time, using the 6×6 grid as your guide. The vertical coordinates are labeled A through F, and the horizontal coordinates are labeled 1 through 6, so to call the top left corner of the board you would say “A-1”. If your opponent had a ship there, he would respond “hit”. You now know where a piece of his ship was, without knowing if it’s a 2 or 3-length ship, so you continue to guess around that area until your opponent responds “sunk”, notifying you that you called the ships entire position out.
Ships cannot be positioned diagonally, and for each hit, a person has to drink whatever is in the shot glass (liquor or beer, depending on how hard you go). Also, be sure to keep track of your calls using a marker (either a real marker, or torn up pieces of paper, or whatever else you have… get creative).