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Battleships

The Battleships printed puzzle is available in the following formats:

 6 x  6 - Puzzle - A - B - C - D - E
 7 x  7 - Puzzle - A - B - C - D - E
 8 x  8 - Puzzle - A - B - C - D - E
10 x 10 - Puzzle - A - B - C - D - E
12 x 12 - Puzzle - A - B - C - D - E
15 x 15 - Level 1

Find all of the hidden ships. The numbers across the top and down the side tell you how many ship pieces are in the respective row/column. The small ships across the top tell you which ships are hidden in the grid. A ship can only be found horizontally or vertically. Ships are never adjacent to each other, neither vertically, horizontally, nor diagonally.

What are the numbers for? The numbers show you how many ship pieces appear in each row/column. Move your mouse over the puzzle to see the answer. Above each puzzle is a list of ships that are hidden in the grid. Ships are not allowed to touch, in any direction, so placing a ship piece will force other squares to be water.


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Battleships Puzzle Start

Puzzle Start

This is the start of the puzzle.

Battleships Step 2

Step 2

This row and column both have 0 as their clue, so these squares must be water.

Battleships Step 3

Step 3

These squares must be water as we have the bow of a ship next to them, and separate ships are not allowed to touch.

Battleships Step 4

Step 4

This square must be part of the ship we were given at the start, but we do not yet know how long it is.

Battleships Step 5

Step 5

Placing the ship piece in Step 4 forces this square to be water (as ships do not touch).

Battleships Step 6

Step 6

These squares must all be ship pieces to satisfy the row clue of 4.

Battleships Step 7

Step 7

These squares must all be water to satisfy the respective row and column clues.

Battleships Step 8

Step 8

These squares are all ship pieces to satisfy the respective row and column clues.

Battleships Step 9

Step 9

These squares must be water, as ship pieces are not allowed to touch diagonally.

Battleships Step 10

Step 10

These squares are all ship pieces to satisfy the respective row and column clues.

Battleships Step 11

Step 11

This square is water, and the puzzle completes.

Battleships Finished Puzzle

Finished Puzzle

The completed puzzle.