A Battleships game for practising hobbies and opinions in German. Students must create sentences using starters such as:

Ich liebe…

Ich mag…

Click on the image below to download the hobbies battleships game in PDF format and scroll down further for a full explanation of the game.

Hobbies Battleships


Many students will have played this game before in English, although some will need instructions.

Students should work with a partner and use one worksheet each. On the top grid, they should secretly mark their battleships. One battleship should be 4 squares long, one three squares long and two battleships of two squares length:






Hobbies battleships example

Once they have their battleships in place, they should guess where their partner’s battleships are by creating sentences. The very first square on the board, for example, would be:

Ich liebe Radfahren.

The very last would be:

Ich hasse Schach

The partner will then say whether the guess is a “hit” (getroffen), “miss” (Wasser) or when they have completed sinking a whole ship, “sunk” (versenkt). Students can use the second grid to make note of their guesses.

If the guess “hits” a ship, the guesser has another go. If it is a miss, play passes to the other player.

The winner is the first to sink every one of his/her opponent’s battleships.

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