Millions of people send messages through iMessage each day, but it’s also a fun way to play mini-games with friends. If you enjoy naval combat, you’ll have a blast with Sea Battle on iMessage. The game is available through GamePigeon, and our guide will walk you through the process of playing Sea Battle on iMessage using any iPhone.
Mini-games have been popular for decades, and GamePigeon is an app that allows you to play them through iMessage. Launched in 2016 by developer Vitalii Zlotskii, this all-in-one iPhone app contains more than a dozen games with a little something for everyone.
The app acts as an extension of the SMS messaging service and is free for any iPhone user to download. Their game catalog is subject to change but currently contains titles like Chess, Shuffleboard, Filler, Tanks, and Sea Battle.
Sea Battle is essentially a miniature version of Battleship. That game is perfect for two players, and so is Sea Battle. While you can’t play this title or other GamePiegon games with people on Android, we’ll show you how to get started with the game on any device with iMessage.
How to Play Sea Battle on iMessage on an iPhone
Before you pick up GamePigeon and try to play Sea Battle, you’ll want to make sure the person on the other end of the message is ready to roll. Both players have to download GamePigeon. If the recipient doesn’t have the app, they’ll receive a prompt asking them to grab the GamePigeon from the App Store.
1. Download GamePigeon
Go to the App Store on your iPhone and download GamePigeon from this link.
2. Open iMessage
Open iMessage and start a new conversation or select one. At the bottom of the screen, tap on the + symbol to open a new menu.
3. Access GamePigeon
From this menu, tap on More and then choose GamePigeon from the list of applications that appear.
4. Select Sea Battle
Now, you’ll see a menu with a list of games. Scroll through this list until you find Sea Battle, and select it to start a game with the recipient of the message.
How to Remove GamePigeon
While SMS gaming is a blast, it’s not for everyone. If you don’t like GamePigeon or just want to remove it, you’ll be in for a surprise. You can’t remove it like traditional apps, and there is no home screen icon. Instead, you’ll need to head to a different section of the Settings app.
To remove GamePigeon, go to the Settings menu on your iPhone. Swipe and scroll through the list of options until you see Messages and the familiar icon. Choose it to open up the settings for the Messaging app. From here, choose the section labeled iMessage Apps.
You should see GamePigeon listed on this menu, as shown in the screenshot below. Tap on the red minus symbol, and an option to Delete will appear on the right. Select Delete to remove GamePigeon from your iPhone.
Playing Sea Battle, or any GamePigeon title, only takes a few taps once you set things up. It’s one of the fastest ways to play a minigame with friends on an iPhone and an interesting use of the iMessage application as well. Just remember that to play Sea Battle through iMessage on an iPhone, GamePigeon must be installed on your friend’s iPhone, too. Then, they can join or start a game through iMessage.
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