How to Play Battleshots the Drinking Game

Drinking games are all the rage today because they not only add a new dimension to drinking with friends but is also key to having a great time in groups.

A fun drinking game to try is Battleshots – a group game that requires strategic placements and a lot of drinking.

Features of the Battleshots the Drinking Game

 ★  Game Name Battleshots
 ★  Group size small
★  Age adults (21+)
 ★  Type stationary
 ★  Skill coordination / balance
 ★  Place indoor
★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials yes

Aim of the Game

In Battkeshots, your goal is to sink all the ships that belong to your opponents by calling out the placements on a board. If you’ve played the classic Battleship board game, this is the game with a twist.

Ideal Age and Group Sizes

Battleshots is a game that is ideally played with 2 to 6 players. For larger groups, you’ll want to separate everyone into different teams and prepare separate boards with more shot glasses.

Due to the alcoholic nature of the game, Battleshots should only be played with anyone aged 21 and up.

Note: For an alcohol-free version, we recommend using Sprite and Mio. The Mio will add flavor to the Sprite and won’t water it down.

What to prepare to play Battleshots the Drinking Game

Before you can play Battleshots, you’ll first have to prepare:

  • 12 shot glasses – 6 for each player
  • Paper and pen
  • A divider like a cereal box or cut-out cardboard
  • A flat surface to play like a table or countertop

How to play Battleshots the Drinking Game

Step 1: To play Battleshots, you’ll first have to draw grids on several pieces of paper. You’ll have to prepare seven columns labeled A to G, followed by seven rows labeled 1 to 7.

You may choose to copy this, so you don’t have to draw the grids repeatedly. Give each player 2 pieces of this gridded paper to make their boards.

Step 2: Place the divider between the two players, and have each player set up their boards like they would a laptop – resting one paper on the surface and one leaning on the divider.

Provide both players with 6 shot glasses each.

Step 3: Assuming each shot glass is a part of the ship, players must arrange the shot glasses on the board that’s on the surface.

They may place the shot glasses anywhere on the board, but the ships must take on the shape of 3 spaces, 2 spaces, and a single space consecutively. Players must then take turns to guess where the ships are.

For example, if player A has a ship on A3, A4, and A5, then player B must guess all 3 to sink the ship. Whenever a player guesses the right ship location, their opponent must take the shot.

The first player that sinks all their opponent’s ships first wins.