Mastermind is a classic game of strategy. I’ve played it many times, it was one of my roommates favorite games. She and her boyfriend played it all the time in the apartment we lived in in college. I love logic games so it was fun to watch them play and fun to play myself. It’s still a great game. I was recently sent one of these games to review but since I already know all about it I’m going to donate it without opening. it. Thanks to Pressman, I am able to make this donation and offer one to giveaway to one of you.
But first, let’s make sure you know how to play the game:
This game is for two players only and is for ages 8 plus, but you know your child and their ability at logic. So use your judgment. Just know that there are small pieces in it and that they make a mastermind for kids. (ages 6 +)
It’s the Codemaker vs the Codebreaker
You set up your code and your opponent must guess you code in a certain amount of turns.
The code is made up of four pegs. You choose your code based on six different colors in the order and pattern of your choice. The codebreaker has 10 chances to duplicate your code based on clues you provide. You provide clues or feedback rather on the responses that the codebreaker made as guesses. Did he get two colors right? One color right? There are more than 2,000 possible code combinations and every game can be a challenge. Which is why I love it so.
When I was in college I remember my favorite professor used to complain about how they no longer teach logic in school. I was taught logic in school, but I went to a private school. Do they really not teach logic anymore? That’s insane. So if it’s true then get your children some games that will encourage logic. I find it a very important skill.
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