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This game is dedicated to every sailor who put an oar on his back and walked until he could see no water before he built his house. 

This Ship Sinks Here is an adaptation of battleship  about celebrating and exploring the act of disarmament. In it two players control fleets of ships and sailors who at one point were enemies but have put aside their differences in order to destroy the machines of war they once lived and fought on. You will need at least two pieces of graph paper and a variety of drawing utensils to play. 

This game contains discussions of war, nuclear weapons, death, and post traumatic stress disorder. 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorRufus Roswell
TagsAlternate History, battleship, disarmament, lyric, Story Rich, Two Player, War


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this ship sinks here txt.rtf 11 kB
this ship sinks here print final.pdf 11 MB
this ship sinks here standard final (1).pdf 8 MB


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Welp, I'm tearing up just reading the guide, which means it's doing its job.

I know this will be hard for me to pitch to anyone who would take it as seriously as I would want to but I think that, with the right partner, this could be a really good, solemn contemplation of the way it is we live. Honestly I think just the written instructions and introduction could and should be read by -- everyone, maybe around high school age, even if they don't go so far as to play out the game. Which I think I saw someone else say (rightfully) about Together We Build Private Cathedrals, and is often true about your (/Roswell's/who am I talking to it's always weird to write comments that are addressed to everyone) work. 

I absolutely love the Battleship mechanics as a way of picking questions.