Battleshots Game!

Ever since seeing Jimmy Fallon (we love you Jimmy!!) and Johnny Knoxville playing Battleshots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, we have been hankering to play it.

Not wanting to devote time making such a game for us, I nevertheless realized it would be a great present for my sister-in-law and her husband for their July birthdays.

Using the various tools and supplies at my disposal in the shop, I came up with our own home version of the game.

Jimmy (my husband Jimmy, not Jimmy Fallon) told me to be true to the original game, so unlike Jimmy’s game (that would be Jimmy Fallon), we have a 10 x 10 grid with 4 boats per side.

Battleshots game

One player’s side has two frames: the playing surface with boats and a vertical surface that I’ve laminated so that it is a dry erase surface. Measuring 26″x26″, the playing surface (with 100 holes made with our Wizard computerized mat cutter) is large enough to accommodate Shotglass-sized Red Solo cup ships. The dry-erase board is high enough to prevent cheating (well when only 2 or 3 people are playing per side!)

Here’s a clip of its inaugural play with the family with the two first attacks.

Our version is “Batteshots, Pirate Edition”, thus the dollar store Pirate gear you see, and the “ARRR”s.

As you can see, Battleshots is fun for the whole family… the more people playing, the merrier, but also the louder!


“What? ”  you say, ” is there no end to the talents and raw genius found at your local picture framing shop ?!?!”

No, in fact.   No there is not.


Bottoms up!