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Mastermind Game -- The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker -- Can You Crack the Code?
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- Fast, simple strategy game--one of the bestselling games of all time
- More than 2,000 possible combinations make the game different every time it's played
- Players take turns setting secret codes and solving the codes
- Uses STEM and STEAM principles--players use deductive reasoning and logic
- Ages 8 and up
- The classic game that brings together a code maker and a code breaker
- Classic game of logic an deduction
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Mastermind – The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker – Try a Code and Get a Clue!
- Fast, simple strategy game -- one of the bestselling games of all time.
- Players take turns setting secret codes and solving the codes.
- The classic game that brings together a codemaker and a codebreaker.
Test Your Code-Cracking Prowess with Mastermind, the Challenging Game of Strategy
With more than 55 million units sold, Mastermind is a sentimental blast from the past for adults who grew up playing the codebreaking classic, and a fun-filled challenge for kids new to the game. Mastermind is ideal for the entire family. ..a brain game where kids can battle adults with an equal chance of winning.
Game console with built-in storage tray and code peg shield
- Uses Stem and Steam principles--players use deductive reasoning and logic.
- New translucent game board.
- For 2 players ages 8 and up.
Are You Up For The Challenge?
Can You Crack The Code In 10 Moves Or Less? Can You Create A Code Than Can't Be Cracked?
It’s easy to learn and fast to play, and with more than 2,000 possible codes it’s different every time. The Codemaker sets a secret code, then the Codebreaker tries to match the code using logic, deduction, and maybe even a little bit of luck.
After each move, the Codemaker gives clues to the Codebreaker. Codemakers can make their codes even more devious by using multiple pegs of the same color or by leaving one or more peg holes empty. With so many possible code combinations, every game is guaranteed to be a brainteaser.
The Codemaker creates a secret code with any four of the pegs (there are six colors).
The Codebreaker places pegs in a pattern, trying to match the Codemaker's pattern to break the code.
The Codemaker signals if the Codebreaker has pegs of the right color and if they're in the right position.
Top Customer Reviews
I would not recommend that you purchase this version of it. The original edition from the 70's is much better designed, and more fun to play. You can get it on EBay for about the same price. The new version has fatal flaws that interfere with enjoyment of the game:
- The peg compartment it too small to contain all the pegs. This means that you have to keep the original cardboard box around to hold the extra pegs.
- After the game, you'll often have trouble closing the peg compartment, because pegs have slipped between the lid and board. You have to empty out all the pegs to get the stray peg out.
- Color pegs fit loosely. A small bump to the board will dislodge the pegs.
- The colors are off. I find it much harder to think about Pink, Teal, and Orange, than the original game colors. And red and white pegs for scoring do not have the mental clarity of original black & white.
- Everything about the game feels cheap, they probably shaved their production costs from $3 to $2.25 by using only the cheapest materials available.
Do yourself a favor, and get the original version off Ebay, or a garage sale.
Many toys are built much flimsier than they used to be. I've love playing my vintage editions of Risk & Monopoly. There is just something about holding a nicely designed piece in your hand.
also, i recently saw a version made out of wood; so perhaps a few adjustments to the design could increase the durability factor (though my little plastic version has lasted 15+ years! & i simply put the pegs in zipper bags to keep them from getting lost)
I worked at a toy store for a while. Everyone who asked me to suggest an eduactional game was taken directly to this classic.
My only gripe with this new version is the peg compartment. It is completely useless, and I am inclined (as other reviewers) to suggest keeping the pegs in one or two ziplock bags. The compartment is too small to close with all the pegs inside. And the seperator doesn't hold up to its purpose, the small and large pegs inevidably get mixed up. But, it is nice to have all the pegs available when playing. Just don't count on the compartment to keep the pegs from ending up all over the inside of the box everytime you dig the game out of the closet.
Common durability problems among the several sets that I've owned include lost color pegs and broken password covers- of course, improvising solutions to these can add to the fun factor ;-/
The toy is excellent educationally. The game stands out for encouraging the codebreaker to apply rigorous thought to potential solutions. I remember busting my brain over this game as a kid. The mix of logic and creativity necessary to come up with satisfactory solutions make it a great game for budding minds.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love mastermind. Have enjoyed it since I was a child. My kids love it!Published 4 days ago by S. Brown
More portable than original since the markers are stored in the covered bin.
Cons - Bin does not keep the markers separated well. Read more
Didn't come with the right colored pegs. Only two yellow pegs! So now we now have a game that only has 5 colors to make a code. Disappointing!Published 9 days ago by K. MANN
Love this classic game but the plastic is cheaply made. The cover for the pieces compartment broke off in just a week.Published 9 days ago by Keith Yau
Love this game. Bought it for my nieces, and I have wonderful memories playing this game when I was younger.Published 11 days ago by Joanne Nelson
This is a great game for older elementary and up. I thought it might be a travel size that I needed for a gift, but it's not. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ilikebells
Plastic cover to keep pieces in does not latch closed so they sometimes spill all over the box. Other than that this is a very fun game and we've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by *BeckyC*
great game just a bit cheap plastic not too comfortable to store the little pins which can get lost very fastPublished 1 month ago by susan11230