Mastermind is a highly analytic code-breaking game for two players! One player takes the title of "Master", who sets the code, and the other is the "Mind" who will be trying to break the code. The codemaker chooses a combination of five pegs in different colors. They can duplicate colors or even leave blank spots, which will only increase the struggle of cracking the code. After the code is chosen (visible to the codemaker but not to the codebreaker), the game begins! To win, the codebreaker must discover the peg pattern, in both order and color, within six attempts! Each guess is made by placing a row of colored pegs on the decoding board. After each attempt, the codemaker will provide feedback by placing black and white pegs as a kind of scorecard for how accurate the guess was. As the guesses continue, each row becomes a map of colors packed with information to be processed.
Games such as Mastermind help to develop many different skills such as spatial reasoning, logical reasoning, problem-solving, and even computer science.
Playing the game with five pegs and six colors means that there are 7,776 different possible codes to crack (allowing for duplicate colors). Challenge your friends and family to discover who is the supreme Mastermind!
This game comes with a convenient lid to contain all the pieces and ensure that you can crack codes for decades to come.