# Grown-up Battleship

8 Steps
Have you ever thought about the game you played as a child and thought, “How can I add an adult twist?” There have been plenty of different versions around the internet, but I decided to use my love of woodworking to create a unique twenty-first birthday gift. This instructable details the steps I used to turn this childhood game into a more adult version.

*CAUTION*WARNING*etcetera*

I do not recommend playing with alcoholic beverages, especially if you are under the legal age. In this version, there are 17 2oz glasses per side. Seventeen shots of hard alcohol in the time span of a game (roughly 35 minutes) will be deadly. If you choose to play with alcohol, I recommend playing the game slowly with low-alcohol-percentage beverage.
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## Step 1: Materials

Every good project starts with ideas that need to be transferred to paper. While figuring out dimensions on paper is an iterative process of deciding what size each piece should be, there are some things the computer can do much faster than breaking out the slide rule. I used AutoCAD to sketch out the boats and figure out the hole dimensions for the boats. In this case, I measured the mini-cups and drew their dimensions. Based on my cups, drilling with a 1.5” Forsner bit at a depth of ¾” would provide a snug fit for a cup with a 2” upper diameter, 1.25” lower diameter, and approximately 2” height. (Side note, the small Dixie© cups fit in the 1.5" holes too.)

In any case, I have provided layouts for 1.5”, 1.375”, and 1.25” diameter holes for the boats, so hopefully one of these sizes will work for your project.

The dimensioning of the whole project is based around 2” wide boats. This means the grid should be a 10x10 with 2” squares, for a total of 20” by 20”.

Lumber
• 2: ½” Plywood (2’x2’ Project Panel)
• 1: ¾” Plywood (2’x2’ Project Panel)
• 2: 1x2 board 8’ (Alternatively 3: 1x2 board 6’)
• 1: 2x6 board stud or 8’

Necessary Tools
• Jigsaw
• Drill
• Forsner Bit (sized for your project, see step 1)
• 1” screws
• Paint & Brushes

Optional / might make project easier & nicer
• Table Saw
• Miter Saw
• Band Saw
• Sandpaper
• Wood filler
• Kreg Pocket-hole Jig
o 1 ¼” pocket-hole screws
• Clamps
• Router with ½” Roundover bit
• Chalkboard Paint (Or dry erase board paint)

After rounding up or purchasing the materials on the list, cut each piece down to size.

Cutlist
½” Plywood: 22” by 22”
¾” Plywood: 22” by 24”
1x2 Boards: Four (4) 22” & (4) 20.5”
2x6 Board: Two (2) 5”, Four (4) 7”, Two (2) 9”, Two (2) 11”
dudeofgolf says: Feb 27, 2012. 6:12 PM
impressive
genericusername5 says: Feb 27, 2012. 11:59 AM
I was planning to do an instructable on this lol! You should call it battle shots though :)
one of the best games ever mixed with alcohol! what could go wrong?
mikeasaurus says: Feb 26, 2012. 7:59 PM
"You sunk my 4 shots of whiskey!"
Truehart in reply to mikeasaurusFeb 27, 2012. 8:32 AM
Party foul!
frank26080115 says: Feb 26, 2012. 8:17 PM
Use magnets to mark your shots