Sunday, 22 March 2020

The Mysterious Origins of Mastermind, the Codebreaking Board Game

quote [ It was an international sensation. It made an appearance in Fallout. It helped create the field of cybersecurity. But where did it come from? ]

Vice feature on the 50th anniversary of Mastermind (play online).
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captainstubing said @ 11:41pm GMT on 23rd Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
Mastermind, and my sisters repeatedly swearing and throwing the board at me in exasperation, was how my family discovered I am Red Green colourblind.
cb361 said[1] @ 10:58pm GMT on 22nd Mar
My parents had that set, and when I was young I spent time looking at the picture on the cover. I assumed that the photograph was of specific people, perhaps some foreign television game show, that I was not aware of.
damnit said @ 1:48am GMT on 23rd Mar
I remember when I first played Mastermind at age 6. It was the same cover as the thumbnail and it gave me a sense that this was an adult game and something that psychics or detectives would play.
mechanical contrivance said @ 12:58pm GMT on 23rd Mar
I had Advanced Mastermind. It had 5 different colors to guess. I've never played the regular Mastermind.

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