A member of the battleship
family of abstract game
s. Like battleship,
it also is played with some paper
s between two people, each
trying to guess the other's board layout
Octo is played on an 8x8 grid. Each player places onto this grid
8 contiguous groups of 8 cells each. An example board is below.
Once both players have set up boards, they then call off rectangles
battleship style. The opponent then replies with the number of each
letter in that area.
C1,E3 -> "2 from section d, 1 from section e, 1 from section f,5 from section g"
F7,G8 -> "4 from section c"
The game continues until one person thinks they have the other person's
layout. The guess is compared to the actual. If the guess matches,
the guesser is the winner. If the guess fails, the guesser is the