Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mastermind - Game Review and Giveaway


Founded in 1922 Pressman Toys has been delighting families for decades with classic games such as Mastermind, Rummikub, Tri-Ominos and innovative licensed products.  I've heard of the Mastermind game before but hadn't played it until somewhat recently.  Now me and the teens play it fairly often.  Apparently it's considered one of the world's most popular games, and I can see why!

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
For 2 players, ages 8+, Mastermind is a game of strategy.  You have to use logic and deduction to crack a code in 10 moves or less.  The object of the game is to solve your opponent's code in fewer turns than it takes your opponent to solve your code.

For each game, one person is the Codemaker and the other is the Codebreaker.  The Codemaker takes four Code Pegs of any color they choose and places them in the code area.  It is then up to the Codebreaker to try to duplicate the exact colors in the exact way that they've been lined up by the Codemaker.  If the person guessing has gotten one right, a red Key Peg is placed.  A white Key Peg indicates that  Code Peg has been placed in the right color, but not in the right position.  This continues on until the code is broken or until ten tries have been made.  The player with the most points after playing the agreed amount of games is the winner. 
To the very right are the Code Pegs that the Codebreaker needs to try to duplicate via logic and deduction.  In other words, they get 10 tries to place yellow, blue, green, and white vertically in the exact order as the code.  

There are examples of how to play in the instruction manual and it's actually easier to understand once you've read the directions and played a couple of times.  A red pull-out storage tray is attached to the plastic game board so you can store all pegs when not in play.  It gets kind of tricky trying to pull the tiny pegs out of the holes, so I advise you be careful when putting them away.

Mastermind is a game that puts a person's thinking skills to the test!  

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I received product for review from Pressman Toy.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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59 comments:

aperry said...

I like to play minesweeper and solitare

Beth said...

I love playing a game called Powergrid.

Peggy said...

I like to play Mexican Train. It is a version of dominoes.

Charlene S. said...

I like to play Rummy.

Lisa Williams said...

I liked playing Stratego,Dominoes,and have always like doing puzzles,crosswords,and card games like Gin Rummy and Solitaire.

Steph said...

My favorite board game is Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit. I also like the Rick & Morty version of Monopoly.

SueZH said...

I've always likes Scrabble, Yahtzee and Score Four.

Ken Ohl said...

have always loved Scrabble

Jeremy said...

Like to play scrabble.

Laura said...

Scrabble is one of my favorites!

Dawn Ballo said...

Our family favorite is Uno.

katy said...

I like Chess.

Kristen said...

I like the game Telestrations.

Rebecca Orr said...

I love Trivial Pursuit games and word games like Scrabble and Boggle!

Leah said...

I love Axis and Allies.

Hannah Knapp said...

I like uno and skipbo

areck0001 said...

I really think that risk is fun and I like card games like spades.

Nancy said...

We like to play the game of Trouble.

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Antoinette M said...

I like to play Checkers.

Tracie Brown said...

We love playing guess who!

tarter95 said...

I like to play Sequence.

Jen Keating said...

Solitaire is my favorite single player game. I also like Sudoku (that's my husband's favorite also!).

Robin Abrams said...

I love playing scrabble

Elizabeth Miller said...

I always loved playing battleship.

Edna Williams said...

I like to play Stratego and Scrabble and find them challenging!

bluecat said...

I love playing canasta and backgammon.

reddon30 said...

I really enjoy playing Cribbage...it is my favorite card game.

Anne Higgins said...

We are a board games and card playing family. Our grandkids (6 and under) all love to play (not always with the correct directions). While at the store, they were very curious about Mastermind and hope that we might add this to our collection. Currently they are trying to learn battleship. I think they really like the games with the most small parts. Merry Christmas.

Jennifer Q. said...

My kids and I love to play monopoly, risk and Sorry!

Donna C. said...

I like to play Battleship, and monopoly.

Charlotte Winters said...

I like playing solitaire and yathzee.

Linda said...

Our favorite game to play is Sequence and card games

Barb said...

I am a die hard Monopoly fan myself but this looks fun.

brendaelsner said...

We love playing monopoly!!

saturdaynightfever said...

We heart Boggle!

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Francine Anchondo said...

I like ticket to ride.

Christal said...

Settlers of Catan

cindy m said...

I have always loved to play Yahtzee....

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Me and my hubby love to play Skipbo and Farkle! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Stephanie Grant said...

I enjoy playing Monopoly!

D Q said...

Love Yahtzee

Leela said...

I love Simpsons Trivia.

Stacy said...

I'm addicted to various forms of solitaire.

AMY said...

I like Risk.

dvice12 said...

We like to play Charterstone board game

Clair Freebie said...

I've always been a fan of word games - Boggle is my favorite!

Lynne said...

We really enjoy Sequence - and it is simple enough that younger ones can play too, even if they may not catch all the strategy right at first.

tatertot374 said...

We like to play risk. Thank you

AEKZ2 said...

I like playing Connect 4 with my kids

Unknown said...

I like playig scrabble.

Lisa Ann said...

I enjoy playing Sequence.

Kathy Pease said...

My favorite board game is Sorry

Philip Lawrence said...

My favorite board game to play is and always has been Scrabble.

ezmerelda said...

We have way too many games to list, but a few faves are Agricola, Spirits of the Wild and First Martians.

Trisha McKee said...

I love playing backgammon!

vegan4life said...

fav is trivia pursuit.

Vikki Billings said...

I like to play backgammon and love to play scrabble!
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Sand said...

I like to play UNO.

Tyler G said...

Me & my son love the Jurassic World board game. I can't remember the brand, but it's quite elaborate.