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This review is from: Ultimate Mastermind (Toy)
I seen this at a local gamestore and had visions of my middle school days of playing the original Mastermind so I picked this version up. While it ups the challenge of trying to decode 5 colors instead of 4, the design of the actual game isn't the greatest. The compartment that holds the color code pegs and the red/white key pegs mix together since the divider doesn't go all the way to the top of the compartment when closed, so if you use the handle to carry your game it becomes a mess, also the door on the compartment covers part of the playfield when open so you constantly have to shut it after you get the pegs you want. They could've just had trays on both sides of the game that slide underneath the main board to fix that problem. The pieces are also a problem, while the color code pegs work alright for my hands the key pegs are very thin and annoying to grab. I wonder how long they tested this product before bringing it out on the market??