Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sink the Bismarck - Released

I've released another of my own game designs today. This time it's a solotaire game called "Sink the Bismarck". I think you can guess the theme!

All you need to do is read the rules and print out two sheets. The first sheet is the board and the second contains only 12 double sided counters.

In the game you are playing as the anti air controller on board the Bismarck, trying desperately to take out the incoming Swordfish torpedo bombers as they race towards the ship.

The board is simply four columns and a number of rows that get closer to the ship. Planes are placed randomly on the top row each turn, and then moved turn by turn down the board towards the ship. When they get to the last two rows the plane counters are flipped to the other side meaning they have become torpedos.

As you are directing the guns you have to predict where each plane will move next turn and direct your guns there. Then the planes move and if your guns match the planes new location you roll a die to see if you hit.

Torpedos behave differently they just come straight at you and you can place gun fire on them but at a much reduced effectivity.

You score points for downed aircraft and bigger points for getting the torpedos. When your ship is hit by five torpedos the game is over and you count the points to see what your final score is.

Simple fun. Check it out over at my game site.

1 comment:

Paul of the Man Cave said...

I'm a gamer and a Naval Officer - which means I'm always on the lookout for something simple and solitaire to keep me amused at Sea!

Couldn't see this at the link you posted- is it still available?

thanks