U.S. Navy Veterans Play A Game Of Battleship


Whether they march into the fields or work behind the scenes, the men and women of the military deserve respect for being willing to serve their country. The question then becomes how, exactly, people should honor them — and by extension, give them a chance at some rest and relaxation. This video offers up one possible answer: simulating naval warfare via plastic pegs.

It’s clearly the sign of good times to come when the rules of the game demand a bunch of random guesses. Luckily, the video compresses the match to less than four minutes — but there’s no shortage of pressure and aggression as the ships go down. Anyone looking for an in-depth look at high-seas strategy won’t walk away satisfied, but there is one golden nugget for the uninformed: not every ship in the game is a battleship.