Introduction: How to Make an EXTREME Battle-Shots Board Game. I Made It at Techshop!

EXTREME Battle-Shots is a great  drinking game that's fun and really easy to figure out.  Basically, two people sit opposite each other and try to call out the coordinates of the other player's ships.  It's like a slightly simplified version of Battle Ship by Milton Bradley with small drinks instead of tiny plastic boats.  The action is furious and really EXTREME compared to boring old regular Battleship.

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Step 1: Gather Materials

Things you will need:

Cardboard (I've used moving boxes, pizza boxes are also a great option). 
3/4" board
Pencil
Ruler
1 1/2" in. drill bit
sandpaper
razor blade (not pictured)
shot glasses
marker (not pictured)

Step 2: Measure Boats, Cut Boats

Measure and cut 2 each:

4 shot boats are 2" by 10" 
3 shot boats are 2" by 7"
2 shot boats are 2" by 4"

Step 3: Drill Boats, Sand Boats

Measure out the center line of the first 4 shot boat.  Measure out the spots where the shot glasses will go.  Make sure that there is enough room from either end of the board to accommodate the shot glass holder.  Place the shot glass holes 2" apart. 

Use the 1 1/2 in. bit with the drill press to make 4 shot glass holes.

Round off the front of the boat using the belt sander.

smooth the inside of the hole with sandpaper

Use this first boat as a template for additional boats.

Step 4: Cutting and Marking the Board

Measure out a sufficient amount of cardboard.  Trim excess cardboard. 
Divide the board into columns and rows .  The exact width of the rows will depend on the size of your cardboard.  Just make sure that the three shot boat covers three columns, the two shot boat two and so on. I like the board to be divided into 9 columns and 7 rows.  Mark Columns with letters and rows with numbers.  Go over the board with permanent marker.

Place standard Dixie brand cups into the boats and you are now ready to play a rousing game of BATTLE SHOTS!!!

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agis68 (author)2012-04-10

cool you should make also the board from wood and etched the squares....anyway is good....

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