Our task for gaming was to rethink the classic game “Battleship”, by adding, changing or removing: rules, objectives and tasks.
I found this difficult at first, as I had never played the game, and had to seek Guidance from YouTube and family members more familiar with it.
i decided to change the concept of using Play pieces I.E the battleships and submarines, that can get lost and misplaced, and instead use a plastic material, that would be able to take dry wipe markers, to enable the player to draw their own ships etc onto the board, and wipe them out as they are hit, as well as logging the already played co-ordinates. This makes the game more environmentally friendly as it takes less materials to create it and less small pieces that will be lost and most likely not recycled to sit in landfill for many years in the future.
i also decided to add an element into the game; I chose to add sea mines that the player can draw onto their own board, if the opposing player hits the co-ordinates with the sea mine, they miss their next turn, if the same player hits a second sea-mine, they sink one of their own ships (the smallest one they still have) .
I then set out to put the game into action.