2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Battleship Live From Hasbro - Toronto Teacher Mom

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Battleship Live From Hasbro

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

TTM - HGG

Moms, it's time to woman your battle stations. Dads will want to suit up, too. The holiday season is stealthily approaching which means you'll need to dive into shopping mode. I have just returned from a recon mission, having narrowly avoided incoming missiles and air strikes. Today, I present my first report in the Toronto Teacher Mom 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Battleship Live from Hasbro.

Battleship Live from Hasbro


Anyone who loves Battleship will love this new gaming experience which will challenge players and keep them on their toes. Your ultimate mission is to protect your fleet and prevent your opponent from sinking your ships. Battleship Live comes with an hourglass-shaped Live tower that, using the voice of a naval commander, directs game play and keeps track of each move. It also tells you how to setup your game board, so you don't have to look it up in an instruction pamphlet.

Battleship Live from Hasbro

Battleship Live comes with a game board, the Live tower, two dividers, and a track for the spy plane. Setup up is pretty straightforward. For each opponent, you have five ships, a cannon and a command peg. After placing your ships on the first row of the grid, the first opponent makes a move. You can advance a ship forward or to the right or left. Or you can fire at your opponent or send out a spy plane. Also, you can take advantage of your fleet and send out an air strike, tomahawk missile, cruise missile, sweep for mines or send your submarine on a dive.

Battleship Live from Hasbro

Once you've decided on a course of action, you use your command peg to indicate to the Live tower what you plan to do. The tower will instruct you on your next step and that you confirm your move. I really like this feature because it's a neat futuristic way to play. You just cover each of the command pads on each corner with your hand. I don't know why but it reminds of Star Trek. Engage!

Battleship Live from Hasbro

The row of letters is used for your cannon to indicate where you want to launch your missiles. The third row on the grid contains mines so beware. Also, the tower likes to throw in new variables to change game play such as an unexpected typhoon or a weapons shortage. The tower also keeps track of how many hits have been made and will tell you when your ship has been sunk. If you accidentally knock a piece out if its spot, the tower will stop the game play and tell you where it needs to go in case you forget where it was.

Battleship Live from Hasbro


Battleship Live is recommended for kids age 8+, but I played this game with my daughter who is 6. She quickly figured out how to make her moves but doesn't quite understand the strategy yet. Needless to say, I won. Don't tell her, though.


Battleship Live will be available this Fall 2011. The approximate retail price is $49.99. The price is a bit steep but considering the interactive technology, it's comparable to the price you might pay for a video game. But instead of relying on visuals, you need to rely more on your listening skills. Four AA batteries are required, which are not included. You can watch the Battleship Live video on Hasbro.ca.

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44 COMMENTS

  1. I would give it to my kids so they can battle in peace.

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  2. i would give it to my daughter because she loves bored games
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. I use to play this when it first came out as a kid and I love it! I would play with my nieces & nephews.

    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  4. I'd love to play this with my grandkids!

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    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  5. I want to win so I can put it in my donation box for toys for tots

    sweetpeg at gmail dot com

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  6. I would give it to my own child! We love board games!

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  7. I would donate this to the toy drive if I won

    mommakoala(at)cogeco(dot)ca

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  8. I would love to win this..I play the original Battleship now with son,with the little boats,I would give this to my son so we could play this updated version,Im sure he would love it!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  9. I would give it to my children if I won

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  10. I would love to win this for my son and daughter. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  11. I want to win so I could give it to my nephews

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  12. I'd love to win this for my son - it would be such a fun game to play with him!!

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  13. i would keep this as a family game, i would love to win as this was one of my favorite games as a kid, back then it seemed so high tech as it made noise and such lol this one looks like a ton of fun
    staceyx at telus dot net

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  14. I would love to win this for my son.

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  15. I would give it to my nephew because he really wants it and because winning is fun!

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  16. I would love to give the game to my best friend's little ones as they love the orignal Battleship!

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  17. My kids would love this game!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  18. I would give it to my daughter so she can play with her friends.

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  19. Sounds like a great game! I would give it to my kids so they can play together!

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  20. This would be great for the kids!

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  21. I want to win because we love board games. Also I plan to get this for my boys for Christmas, so this could help cross that gift off my list.

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  22. Coolio! I loved Battleship as a kid, and would love to share this new high tech version with my kids!!

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  23. Oh I'd put this one under the tree for the whole family:)

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  24. I have this game, my boys LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

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  25. I really want to win this for my son.

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  26. I would give it to my husband and sons
    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  27. I'd give it to our local Christmas bureau to help brighten a child's Christmas.

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  28. I want to win this for myself because it reminds me of my childhood!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

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  29. I'd love to win this for my son because I think he'd really enjoy it.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  30. I would give the Battleship Live Board Game to my kids.

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  31. I would love to give this to my son!!

    ssummmer AT gmail DOT com

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  32. I would give it to my nephew. Use to love this game, would be fun to play a few games with him on Christmas.

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  33. My little boy wants this for Christmas! So I would love to win this for him! Thanks!

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  34. First,love to have it for myself to play with kids.

    teddyoutreadyto(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. This is the number one gift on my son's Christmas and Birthday list! I would love to get this for him.

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  36. I would love to win because this was my favorite game as a child. My children 10 & 7 have never played Battleship & I would love to teach them. This would make a great family game night game as well as something me & my hubby could use to battle each other.

    chrissymcpherson@live.com

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  37. I would love to win...have the old version with the plastic ships....we love to play, this would be nice in a newer version (game)

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  38. I would actually put it in my classroom because my students love to play Battleship. I guess that means that I'd give it to 29 of my favourite Grade 4/5 students!

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  39. I'd love to give this to my neighbour's children. They're always running down the street with light sabers, so I think they might like the game.

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  40. If I were to win this, I would choose an 8+ boy on the angel tree for those less fortunate.

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  41. I would love to win this for my kids. My 2 boys especially would love it.

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  42. I want to win this for my brother and his kids. He used to love kicking my dads butt at battle ship so it's only right we teach his kids to kick his butt in return, lol.

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