First Monopoly, Now This: Battleship Gets Stupid Electronic 'Eye Of Sauron' Upgrade

February 14, 2011


You sunk my expectations.

Hasbro, in an attempt to modernize some of their most popular board games, has deciding adding stupid electronic towers is the answer. Which, fun fact: it isn't. I'm not gonna lie Hasbro, your R&D department be strugglin'. MORE RESEARCH, LESS DUMBSHIT!

After "re-inventing" Monopoly with a 10-inch electronic tower, Hasbro is giving the classic game of Battleship a similar makeover -- infrared tower and all.

Just like Monopoly Live, the $50 Battleship Live uses an infrared light that cloaks the board to "see" what is going on. Players still use coordinates to sink their opponent's ships, but with a few new features. There are now spy planes that can fly around a track and "snoop" on your opponent's ships and to confirm your attack, you cover both of the "confirm" squares on the side of the board momentarily.

SPY PLANES!! What. the. f***. I don't remember any spy planes! What I do remember is moving my ships around so my opponent couldn't find them. Call me a cheater, electronic tower, I dare you! Remember how the Eye of Sauron fell at the end of Lord of the Rings? Well your ass is going in the garbage disposal with a fistful of forks. TING-A-LING, TATTLETALE, TING-A-LING!

Hit the jump for a couple more shots of the back-of-the-closet-space-taker-upper.



Oh no, Battleship gets the electronic tower treatment as well [dvice]

Thanks to Sharon, who plays Battleship the old fashioned way: with a dinghy full of depth-charges. LOLWUT?!

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