I know what you’re thinking…it’s an odd title for a date night, right? Well, finding creative inexpensive ways to have a date night at home can be a bit daunting…especially when Valentines Day rolls around.
You can customize this date night game however you want. But first, you need the game Battleship. It’s fairly inexpensive these days, probably no more than $15 and can be accessible at your local Target or Walmart store.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the game, Strip Poker. I, however, am NOT a poker player and rather than take up so much of my precious free time with my husband trying to figure out the logistics of poker, I opted for a much simpler game…Battleship. What guy doesn’t like Battleship?
It’s very straightforward. After you read your instruction manual on how to actually play the game, inserting fun twists is the easy part.
NOTE: I would like to state for the record, this was a collaborative effort with my husband. So ladies, DO read the instructions carefully…I think he was being a little more devious than me on this one.
WHAT YOU NEED:
The game Battleship
Alcohol of choice
Two pieces of paper
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
You and your opponent will write on a piece of paper what you would like the loser to do if you happen to win. This could be ANYTHING you want. Once you have your ideas, place it in the designated envelope and seal it. Nobody can see what it is until the game is over.
Each player has 5 ships. For each turn, a player can fire 1 shot from each one of their ships.
For example, if a player has all 5 ships then they can fire 5 shots during their turn. However, if 2 of their ships have been sunk, then they can only fire 3 shots during their turn since they only have 3 ships remaining.
For each ship that is sunk, a player must remove one article of clothing. Now, if the carrier (the biggest ship in your fleet), is sunk, then you must remove TWO articles of clothing.
If you call out a shot location not occupied by a ship on your opponent’s ocean grid, your shot is a miss! When you get a miss, you must take a sip or shot of your drink of choice. A miss qualifies as MORE than half of your available shots. So if you missed 3 out of 5 shots, you need to drink. Not into alcohol? No problem, grab some chewing gum.
Oh, and you CAN’T spit out your gum until the game is over.
Pretty straightforward right?
Oh…and Happy Valentines Day!