Welcome to BattleTabs — the multiplayer battle game you play in your browser new tabs. Here is a quick tutorial to get you started.
Start a New Battle
Click on the “New Battle” button to start a battle.
Select a Play Style
Pick a play style. Intense matches are played in real-time, while casual matches have long turn time and can last a few days.
Select a Fleet
Once we have found an opponent for you, you can then select a fleet to use for the battle! Unlock more fleets as you win more battles.
Once you have selected a fleet, you can position your ships by dragging to move or clicking to rotate them. When you are ready, click on “I’m Ready” and the battle will start!
Your board is the one on the top left corner, and your opponent’s board is the one on the lower right corner. The first player to sink all of the other player’s units wins the battle.
When it is your turn, click on a tile to launch a normal attack.
Special Attacks and Abilities
Each ship and monster has special attacks or abilities that can help you with the battle. Hover your mouse cursor over the icons below your avatar, or the ships on your board, to learn more about each ship’s ability.
Once an ability is selected, you can target where to use it on opponent’s board. Not all abilities require aiming, some will be used right away when you click on the ability icon.
List of Ships and Abilities
|Sailboat||Attacks in a 1x3 pattern|
|Raft||Attacks in a 2x2 pattern|
|Longboat||Combo. You can keep attacking if you hit an enemy unit until one enemy unit is destroyed.|
|Coracle||Can only attack in revealed tiles. Destroys ships in one hit.|
|Whale||Attacks reveal adjacent tiles|
|Longsub||Sonar. If you miss, a number shows the distance to the closest enemy unit(s). Is revealed to the other player when the ability is used|
|Minisub||Sonar. If you miss, a number shows the distance to the closest enemy unit(s)|
|Killer Squid||Can only attack in revealed tiles. Attacks also reveal adjacent tiles|
|Sea Turtle||Successful attacks reveal adjacent tiles|
|Kayak||Attacks in a 1x2 pattern|
|Sea Monster||Attacks ANY 3 tiles at random (any tiles, including those already hit/rocks)|
|Octopus||Attacks 2 UNKNOWN tiles at random with sonar|
|Catamaran||Attacks in a 7x1 line.|