If you've been hanging around this part of town long enough, you've noticed some familiar-looking characters rolling into town. First, you saw a bunch of sudoku puzzles strolling down the street, then a party of picross close behind. Now pulling into the harbor is an entire fleet of battleships. We're gonna need a bigger harbor! Classic Battleships Light is the next addition to the Conceptis series of logic puzzle packs.
The goal of each nautical conundrum is to place the fleet of six (ten in larger puzzles) ships into the grid so that each row and column contains the number of ship segments indicated along the edges. Ships may be placed horizontally and vertically within the grid, but there must be a one-space border around every ship. Some puzzles might give you a couple of starting segments to help you set sail in the right direction, but after that, you're on your own.
To fill a spot on the grid with water, click on a blank square. To fill it with a ship segment, click again. A third click reverts the square back to the blank state. You can fill in multiple squares at once by clicking one square to the desired contents and dragging through the boxes you want to fill. For the puzzle to register that you've finished, you have to fill in every square in the grid with either water or ship.
This puzzle pack contains thirty puzzles (ten each of 6x6, 8x8, and 10x10 sizes). Unfortunately, if you're already familiar with this type of puzzle, you may not find the lot to be very challenging. If you're used to the puzzles posted on the Conceptis website, you'd find that almost all of these puzzles would rank in what they'd call the "Easy" or "Very Easy" categories, barely touching into "Medium" territory. Nonetheless, this set is a great little introduction to the Battleships logic puzzle for those who have never tried it before. And considering that this is only the first volume of a periodically-released series, we can count on seeing more (and harder) puzzles in the future.
So then, will you sink or swim? With this new batch of quality puzzles, any experience level can dive right in. Anchors aweigh! (And there's plenty more ship puns where that came from.)