Battleship Tapa is a hybrid of Battleships and Tapa, where the ships given must be located within the grid.


The objective is to add ships to the grid, subject to the following rules:

  1. All given ships on the in the key must be included in the grid with no others.
  2. No ship may touch another, even diagonally.
  3. Clue cells cannot be shaded and indicate the number of consecutive cells shaded around them. There must be at least one unshaded cell between shaded regions. ? is wild and can stand for any non-zero value.


A standard 10x10 battleship tapa and its solution.

Battleship Tapa Example

Battleship Tapa Answer