Mastermind board game is an amazing code-breaking game for two players! First, the two will have to decide and agree on who is the "Master" which will play as the codemaker and who is the "Mind" which will play as the codebreaker.
The codemaker will choose a combination of five colored code pegs. The codemaker can duplicate colors and leave blanks spots, which will increase the difficulty level of cracking the code. After the chosen five colored combination code is placed in their holes (the colored pegs will be visible to the codemaker but not to the codebreaker) the game begins! The codebreaker will try to crack the five hidden colored pegs code, 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 a feedback by placing black and white pegs in the holes on the left row. A colored black peg is placed for each matching code peg both in color and position and a white is placed when a correct color code peg placed in the wrong position. Once feedback is given, codebreaker move to the next row, but this time it's not just guessing the code, now every row is like a map of colors with lots of information that need to be prosses in order to crack the code.
The Mastermind board game activities help to develop many different skills including spatial reasoning, logical reasoning, critical thinking, strategical thinking, problem-solving, and creative thinking.
About the game algorithms. Playing with five pegs and six colors, there are 7,776 different patterns (allowing duplicate colors).
So press the "Off" button, take a seat, and challenge your family member or friend to find, who is a true Mastermind! This high-quality, handcrafted wooden board game comes with a convenient lid to contain all the pieces and ensure that you can enjoy this game again and again.