Mastermind is a great game to play socially distanced, as the whole point of the game is not being able to see what the other player is doing! One player creates a four-coloured code, which the other player has to crack within 10 guesses. The board has been adapted with letters and numbers, to help you tell the other player what colour you’ve chosen for each part of the code.
Just print out a board, have a friend print out one for themselves or send them a copy, and get playing over the phone!
Tips for effective gameplay:
- Have patience! When playing games over the phone, it’s inevitable that at some point, confusion can occur and people are no longer sure who’s coloured in which space. Taking the time to solve the problem will mean you will have more fun in the long run!
(can also be played in 2 small teams)
15 – 25min
1) 6 different coloured pens or pencils
(if you don’t have coloured pencils, you can also draw symbols (e.g. diamonds) in the spaces instead)
2) A print out of the Mastermind board
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that phone calls cost money, so be sure to check your phone credit situation first. If you’re a kid, also make sure to check with your grown-ups before downloading anything or making any calls! 😊