Mastermind Game

Mastermind Game

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Grades: 3-AD

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Choking Hazard
  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Can you create a code your opponent can't crack? In this classic two-player strategy game, the rules are simple; one player acts as code-maker and arranges four colored pegs behind a shield on his/her end of the board. Then it's up to the code-breaker to crack the code, guessing at the sequence of pegs the code-maker placed, and trying to duplicate it on the board. After the code-breaker places a row of four pegs, the code-maker uses small white and red pegs to give the code-breaker feedback. A white peg means that the code-breaker has chosen a peg of the right color, but it's in the wrong position. A red peg means that one of the four pegs is the correct color and in the right position. The catch is that the code-breaker has no way to know which one of his pegs is right without some trial and error! Play continues until either all ten rows have been filled unsuccessfully or the code-breaker breaks the code. The code-maker gets points for each row of pegs filled by the code-breaker, or 11 points if the code is not cracked. Then it's time to switch roles and play again. Simple to learn but challenging every time, everyone can enjoy this brain-twisting challenge.

Publisher Description:

Test your code-cracking prowess with Mastermind, the challenging game of logic and deduction. Can you crack the code in 10 moves or less? Can you create a code that can’t be cracked? With more than 55 million units sold, Mastermind is a great strategy game…and one of the world’s most popular games ever. It’s easy to learn and fast to play and with thousands of code possibilities, it’s different every time. The Codemaker sets a secret code, then the Codebreaker tries to match the code using logic, deduction and maybe a little bit of luck. After each move, the Codemaker gives clues to the Codebreaker. Make the code 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. All of these game components can be stored in the game board! The winner will be a true Mastermind! For 2 players, ages 8 and up.

Game contents

  • Mastermind game console with built-in storage tray and code shield
  • 108 Code pegs in 6 colors
  • 30 Key pegs in 2 colors
  • Complete instructions

Category Description for Mastermind:

Can you create a code your opponent can't crack? In this classic two-player strategy game, the rules are simple; one player acts as code-maker and arranges four colored pegs behind a shield on his/her end of the board. Then it's up to the code-breaker to crack the code, guessing at the sequence of pegs the code-maker placed, and trying to duplicate it on the board. After the code-breaker places a row of four pegs, the code-maker uses small white and red pegs to give the code-breaker feedback. A white peg means that the code-breaker has chosen a peg of the right color, but it's in the wrong position. A red peg means that one of the four pegs is the correct color and in the right position. The catch is that the code-breaker has no way to know which one of his pegs is right without some trial and error! Play continues until either all ten rows have been filled unsuccessfully or the code-breaker breaks the code. The code-maker gets points for each row of pegs filled by the code-breaker, or 11 points if the code is not cracked. Then it's time to switch roles and play again. Simple to learn but challenging every time, everyone can enjoy this brain-twisting challenge.




Primary Subject
Logic
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
EAN
021853030181
Format
Other
Brand Name
Pressman Toy
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.5" x 11.5" x 2.25"
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A childhood game that I loved playing with my family! I remember having to use real brain power and logic. Loved it.
Amber A on Nov 12, 2021
I loved this game as a child and wanted to share it with my kiddos
Trisha B on Jun 28, 2020
A childhood game that I loved playing with my family! I remember having to use real brain power and logic. Loved it.
Amber A on Nov 12, 2021
I used to play this game myself. Love the pad tool it comes in now. Mine had pegs that went in holes in the playing board. the pegs were always getting lost. Its a challenging game that requires logic and critical path thinking. Keeps the mine active and sharp. One of these is for me and my husband.
Sharon P on Dec 1, 2020
I loved this game as a child and wanted to share it with my kiddos
Trisha B on Jun 28, 2020
Logic
Sergey S on May 28, 2020
It confines the pieces and the code spot looks hinged and not knocked over easily
Ed M on Jul 25, 2018
Excellent game.
George G on Aug 22, 2017
good for logic practice
Susan N on Oct 28, 2015
I used to play this game myself. Love the pad tool it comes in now. Mine had pegs that went in holes in the playing board. the pegs were always getting lost. Its a challenging game that requires logic and critical path thinking. Keeps the mine active and sharp. One of these is for me and my husband.
Sharon P on Dec 1, 2020
Logic
Sergey S on May 28, 2020
I played Mastermind as a child, but I was wondering what's the difference between the original Mastermind and the Mastermind for Kids? Thanks!
User on Nov 30, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: The games play essentially the same way. Mastermind for Kids is jungle themed and the six pegs are animal shapes as well as different colors. The code is only three colors long not four (like Mastermind).
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Rated 5 out of 5
My mom sent this game to my husband and I because it is a 2 player game. It takes a few rounds to get the hang of but it’s a lot of fun and never the same game twice. We really enjoy it. And the shipping was super quick too!
November 28, 2018
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over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Mastermind was one of my most favorite games when I was growing up I actually bought a copy for my husband when we were dating long ago but somehow it got lost He said I had it in my apartment before we moved onto our farm ~ I say he had at his parent's home But regardless of all of that I recently bought it from Rainbow Resource for my daughter for Christmas because I knew my kids would just love it Turns out I was right about two things; one ~ my kids love this game and two ~ the game I bought my husband long ago is at his mom's house! Now the kids can play Mastermind at home and at Grandma's!
March 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
My favorite teacher taught our class to play Mastermind back in third grade and I had been looking for this game since I had children of my own old enough to play it To play the code-maker chooses 4 colored pegs and places them behind a hidden area The code-breaker tries to guess the code in as few guesses as possible using the feedback s/he receives from the codemaker It is great for promoting logical and deductive reasoning
January 9, 2009


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