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Who’s the Master Code Breaker?

For Christmas, G1 received a board game called Code Breaking. It was a bit of a blast from the past because I used to play this when I was a child, except I knew the game as “Mastermind“.

Code breaker

Code Breaking is a fun and educational way to help the boys develop:

  • logic and reasoning skills
  • visual perception and spatial awareness
  • concentration skills

If you are not familiar with this game, here’s how it works:

Code Breaking is a two player game where one person sets the code and the other has to break it through guess work and logical reasoning. The code is made up of a series of coloured pins placed in random positions chosen by the “coder”. The “code breaker” will make a guess and the “coder” will leave clues:

  • a black pin means the the colour and position is correct
  • a white pin means the colour is correct but the position is incorrect
  • no pin means the colour is wrong

The winner is the “code breaker” who breaks the code in the fewest number of guesses.

Code breaker/Mastermind is available here:

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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