Mastermind For Kids Game

Mastermind For Kids Game

# 047714

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Item #: 047714
Grades: 1-AD

Product Description:

It's the classic game of Mastermind, but reworked for a younger crowd. Where the older version uses pegs and a pegboard, this version is jungle-themed. The six colored pegs have been replaced by six jungle animals (each with a different color); the game board is the jungle floor with the storage tray/code shield shaped like a rocky outcropping. As is fitting for its age range, the code is now only three colors long, not four. Other than that, it works just like the original. One player, the codemaker, creates a code, and the other player, the codebreaker, tries to duplicate it on the board. The codemaker has white and red creature pieces which they place alongside the code, red indicating that the color and placement of the piece is correct, white indicating that the color is right, but the placement is not. Always thrilling, games are quick and scoring is simple perfect for kids. ~ Mark

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
1
Grade End
AD
EAN
021853030204
Format
Other
Brand Name
Pressman Toy
Weight
0.95 (lbs.)
Dimensions
6.0" x 12.0" x 2.0"
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picked by child's parent.
marvin h on Dec 10, 2020
Played it as a child. It was great fun and mentally challenging.<br /> I'm buying it for someone I love, knowing it will help stimulate the logic part of her brain.
Lynn M on Jul 30, 2019
picked by child's parent.
marvin h on Dec 10, 2020
Been wanting this for awhile and I could not find it anywhere!
Alicia S on Sep 3, 2020
Played it as a child. It was great fun and mentally challenging.<br /> I'm buying it for someone I love, knowing it will help stimulate the logic part of her brain.
Lynn M on Jul 30, 2019
A great, classic game of logic.
Jill M on Nov 20, 2015
Been wanting this for awhile and I could not find it anywhere!
Alicia S on Sep 3, 2020
A great, classic game of logic.
Jill M on Nov 20, 2015
What age for boy?
A shopper on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This is for ages 6 and up. It offers 3 levels of play.
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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Mastermind is an old game that I bought many years ago for my two kids....they loved it...you had to do some serious thinking......now my grandsons love to play games....their mother bought them Mastermind but the youngest is 7.....so I bought the kids version...he loves the game and his older brothers seem to enjoy it too!!!!!
July 10, 2020
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1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I have such fond memories of staying up way too late as a teen playing Super Mastermind with my mother Super Mastermind had 5 peg holes and 8 colors while this version only has 3 peg holes and 6 colors so it is much simpler than the one I used to play I saw that this game was suitable for grades 1 and up and the animal theme was adorable so I got it! I have been pleasantly surprised to see my 6-year-old begin to think logically I've shown him a few tricks and he's learned a lot by me talking out loud through my thought process while I break his codes "Okay I have two right colors and one of those is in the right place If I think yellow and blue are the right ones then my purple must be wrong I'll try pink instead I'll bet yellow was in the right place so I'll put it there again and I'll put the blue in a new spot There! How is that?" The first time that my son was trying to break my code and the feedback was that none of his colors were correct he looked so upset I told him how awesome that is because it means the other three colors have to be the right ones! Now he shouts "Yay!" when none of the colors are right We've got a long way to go before each of his rows will be a perfectly suitable response to the feedback he gets but he's got the right idea he's learning a lot and he still usually breaks the code before the end of the game Soon he'll be ready for Mastermind and then Super Mastermind! The only qualm I have about this game is that despite the cuteness of the little jungle animlas that sit in shallow holes on the gameboard the pegs of Mastermind and Super Mastermind are more securely held in place
January 20, 2012


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