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Battleship

game

The popular board game Battleship was first known as a pencil-and-paper game, played on gridlike sheets. Milton Bradley published a version on paper in 1931. The game bacame a household word, however, with the advertising campaign that accompanied MB's 1967 version. The advertising phrase that made its way into popular culture is "you sunk my battleship!"

  • Manufacturer: Milton Bradley Company
  • Material: printed cardboard | plastic
  • Origin: Springfield, MA
  • Style: war | strategy
  • Object ID: 112.6131
  • Credit Line: Gift of Andrew Cosman and Mary Valentine
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