Battleship is known worldwide as a pencil and paper game which dates from World War I. It was published by various companies as a pad-and-pencil game in the 1930’s, and was released as a plastic board game by Milton Bradley in 1967. There are 5 ships a Carrier (occupies 5 spaces), Battleship (4), Cruiser (3), Submarine (3), and Destroyer (2). I have a personal trick to share, place all of your ships on the board. For true tricks on being a master of the game check out these tips.