Test your code-cracking prowess with Mastermind, "the challenging game of logic and deduction." The codemaker sets a code of four colored pegs--choosing from yellow, red, orange, blue, green, or white--and conceals it behind a flip-up shield. Your mission: replicate the code in 10 moves or fewer. With each of the codebreaker's attempts, the codemaker uses red and white key pegs to offer cryptic clues about color and position. Make the game even more difficult by using multiple pegs of the same color or by leaving one or more peg holes empty. With more than 2,000 possible code combinations, every game is guaranteed to be a brain-bender. All of Mastermind's components can be stored in the game board. Mastermind is for two players.
Do you want to see this game in action? You can see a commercial of the game in action on Youtube .
My Take on the GameI was impressed with the Mastermind Board Game and how challenging it was! While I know that the game has been around for many years, I can honestly say that this was the first time that I had ever played it myself. My first impression was how does this game work, but quickly I learned after reading the easy to understand instructions how this game would challenge my reasoning skills.
The game itself states that it is for ages eight and up. My 5 year old said she wanted to play it, but to be honest once I played it with J-Mom I knew that Diva-J was not ready for the game yet. In a few years maybe, but not yet.
The game itself is a game of strategy with you arranging your pegs in a certain order and the other person is required to guess the correct scheme or run out of chances.
I found that the game travels well (even though the one I have is a bit larger). There are a number of Mastermind versions as well that are available as well for the Mastermind enthusiast so you can play the game in many types of locations and with people of all ages!
This game will really make you think! Time for a family game night!
If this game sounds like one that you would like in your own home, you can find it online by visiting
Pressman Toy's MASTERMIND: http://shop.pressmantoy.com/
How would you like to win a copy of this game for yourself? I will be giving away 1 of these games to a lucky reader! All you need to do is let me know why you would have an interest in this game to be considered. The contest will run for one week and will end on April 1, 2010.
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