Monday, October 8, 2012

Hasbro Battleship zAPPed Movie Edition - @FamilyGameNight

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The BattleShip zAAPed (Movie Edition) From Hasbro

  • A single Player Game For Ages 8 and up
  • Includes Three Ships and Game Cards to Help With Strategy
  • Requires an iPad (not included)
  • Download a Free App From iTunes to Play
  • Complete Missions Quickly and with Minimum Damage to Score Credits
  • Success Allows Players to Upgrade Ships and Unlock More Missions 
  • Suggested Retail Price - $17.99 (prices vary by retailer)
  • Learn More by Visiting the Hasbro Website

The Battleship zAPPed Movie Edition Game

This is a fun game that is challenging enough not to be boring -and the goals are achievable enough not to be frustrating to kids.  It is a nice combination.  The addition of the iPad app adds mulitsensory elements and a little bit of extra appeal for our digital age kids.

Upon opening the box we found thee ships and corresponding cards that tell what each one does.

Before we could play the game, a visit to the iTunes store to download the FREE app was required.  

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The first three missions were designed to train and familiarize us with each ship, how it worked, and the best uses for it.

If you look at the photos below, you will see that there is a portion of the screen that shows a binoculars view, and the rest shows the ocean area and how the ships would look from above.  The binoculars can be changed over to radar view to locate the alien targets and keep the player's ship on the proper course.

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The touch screen buttons that allow a player to toggle views, select weapons, and to fire are located on the lower part of the screen in the binoculars area.

Boy One gives a quick tutorial on how the game is played:

My boys definitely like this one, and have played quite a bit.  It is always a bonus when they like a game enough to keep playing it it.  It is easy to set up, easy to put away, and a mission can be played quickly.  This makes it easier to enforce time limits.

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