It takes an average of 66 moves to win a game of Battleship. But that's only if you stick to random guessing. With the help of a computer algorithm, the tech consultant at a data mining company was able to win the game in an average of 44 moves.

3 Responses to “How to: Use math to win at Battleship”

  1. Robert says:

    Well, that’s those aliens sorted, then.

  2. SoItBegins says:

    From the article:

    “You can find his strategies for Risk, Candyland, and Chutes & Ladders—the former two are also being turned into feature films—on his blog.”

    God help us all.

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