Free Printable: Vintage Battleship Game

My kids will be home for winter break beginning Monday, so in an effort to keep them from being glued to the television for two weeks, I’m trying to get a little crafty with how they spend their time indoors.I created Battleship Game sheets from artwork found on an old game tablet (circa: long before Milton Bradley.) Using two clip boards, I will adhere a sheet to each board and clip down a sheet of clear acetate. Then my kids can play over and over again on the same boards using dry-erase markers on the acetate without damaging the original printout.

Click on either image above to download the PDF files for download, one large 8.5″ x 11″, or two that fit on letter-size paper.

There are a few ways to play Battleship, but I prefer the current game board method of which instructions can be easily found on the internet HERE. Enjoy!

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31 Responses to Free Printable: Vintage Battleship Game

  1. #1 - Karen says:

    How creative! We still have the actual game itself. Have fun this next week.

  2. #2 - wendy baker says:

    there is absolutely NO end to your brilliance. maybe my kids can teach me this game finally.
    happy holiday countdown… xow.

  3. #3 - Andee Bohlin says:

    That is such a great idea! I scored two boxes of overhead sheets at Goodwill and this is a great use for some of it.

  4. #4 - Megan says:

    My 7 year old son and my Grandmother (his great-grandmother!) like to play Battleship with each other. My Grandmother told me how she and my Grandfather used to play Battleship on paper, before they got the board game. I’m going to print these out and show them to her. She’ll get a kick out of it! Thanks!

  5. #5 - gynnab says:

    Love this!
    Thanks for sharing, I have a few little friends and some big that will really enjoy this!

  6. #6 - AmericKim's Home says:

    I love these! How imaginative! They should have hours of fun with these. Have you considered laminating them? That also looks like a great travel game.

  7. #7 - Michelle Boehm says:

    Oh what a refreshing change from electronic games and even games full of plastic bits. I think I might make one for my hubby for Christmas!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. #8 - Janean says:

    i know the feeling: keep the kiddos busy~

  10. #9 - Ellen S. says:

    Neat! This would make a fun stocking stuffer.

  11. #10 - Dennis says:

    You are so clever and talented!

  12. #11 - Dennis says:

    You are so clever and talented!

  13. #12 - Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    I really love this. I imagine my son and I playing this dear game next week. Thank you!

    Be merry and bright.

  14. #13 - Trisha says:

    This is a great idea! Our grandkids families travel a LOT, and this would be great as a travel game! Thank you!

  15. #14 - Christine says:

    Lovely :-) Thank you for this

  16. #15 - Tara K says:

    I love these! Thank you!

  17. #16 - Pamela H says:

    I love this site!!! The products, the colors, and the ideas.

    I just downloaded the sewing cards, and can’t wait to use them with my twin graddaughters. These re also more fun at parties and play dates than the usual things kids get to do.

  18. #17 - Julie says:

    This is amazing… I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  19. #18 - Monica says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank You,
    I am so bless that I have come across your web site. I’m new to the whole web thing and it has open my eyes. I have found this game love it as a child. So for my older son and I on road trips I have put the game paper in a clear photo sheet with dry erase markers. It works great. Thank you so for my new memories Ms Monica

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  21. #19 - j hendry says:

    This is a great idea – I am going to laminate them and put them in a little bag with things to do on a train journey….
    Thank you

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  23. #20 - Danielle says:

    These are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing them.

  24. #21 - Pam says:

    Cool – I love these old battleship sheets.

  25. #22 - Friar says:

    played battleship years agowhenI worked for N & W RR . Thanks for helping bring it back

  26. #23 - heather says:

    thank you so much. this will be perfect for our summer road trip to seattle!!!!!

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  30. #24 - Brian says:

    The Battleship game has 5 ships. Your game has only 4.
    Aircraft Carrier = 5
    Battleship = 4
    Cruiser = 3
    Submarine = 3
    Destroyer = 2

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