A team-building, relaxed, icebreaker, duel game

How To Play Mastermind

The classic game of Mastermind works well when solved as a whole group. The whole group must work together to crack the code. Alternatively, divide the group into two teams and each gets to set a code and try to crack the other teams code.

The game, when played like this, is a good means to teach team work and problem solving.

You could try playing the game using a projector and the online version of the game found here.

Alternatively, you could create a big set of coloured counters using cardboard and get the game to be played interactively as a "live" version.

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on 12 November 2010
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Well this was a disappointment. No instructions. Game should be called "Use Your Imagination."

Posted by Jon on 30 Aug 2019 at 5:28:52

The links are broken

Posted by Andrew on 28 Jul 2018 at 2:14:44

Hi guys. I've added back in the source website links - they had been accidentally left out when I was working on the redevelopment of the site. All good now.

Posted by Shorty on 23 Jun 2011 at 8:41:00

Hmm... that is weird. Not sure where it went. Anyways, it's at

I'll email the admin of the website and enquire what happened to the link.

Posted by Ryan on 23 Jun 2011 at 8:23:50

I'm interested, but I want to know how to play! Where is this link?

Posted by Stephen on 22 Jun 2011 at 6:29:12

What website?

Posted by Josh on 18 Jun 2011 at 2:30:59

If you go to the website you'll find instructions at the bottom of the page.

Posted by Ryan on 2 Feb 2011 at 9:35:22

Care to explain how the game is played?

Posted by Darrin on 28 Jan 2011 at 6:56:42
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