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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Word Mastermind (1972)

Word Mastermind (1972)

Ratings

4.99341 out of 10 with 91 ratings
Board Game Rank: 12968
Abstract Game Rank: 843

Description

A word version of the popular color matching Mastermind Game.

In this multi-lingual edition, players must attempt to guess three and four letter words in the least number of attempts.

Small yellow letters are placed on the board and clues are given as to whether the letter exists in the Word Maker's word. Black clue: proper letter and location. White clue: Proper letter, wrong location.

To assist play, the rules include lists of common three and four letter words in 10 languages.

Re-implements:

Mastermind




Words Worth is essentially the same game, but with five letters.

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Cayro Juegos, Invicta Games, Mind Movers Limited, Parker Brothers, Waddington's Games, Inc.
  • Year Published: 1972
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 10
  • Language Dependence: No necessary in-game text
  • Subdomain: Abstract Games
  • Category: Abstract Strategy, Deduction, Word Game
  • Family: Mastermind
  • Alternate Names: Call My Bluff, Codewort, Master Mind Letras, Mastermind letras, SuperHirn Codewort, What's My Word?, Word + Number Master Mind, Word Master Mind, Word Mastermind, Words Worth, Wort Mastermind

Reviews

2 out of 10
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A shameless cash-in with no merit whatsoever.

3.5 out of 10
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Entertaining, if you really don't have anything else to play.

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10+ or 12+, 2 player, 10 mins. Ours from '70s.

4 out of 10
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AT MUM AND DAD'S Really just hangman with a bit of an update.

10 out of 10
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simply great!

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04.02.01.04

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Lightly played. All pieces intact and in excellent shape.

6 out of 10
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2 player game

3 out of 10
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Unplayed with Pegs still bagged and sealed, letters unpopped from card surround, Word shield, letter tray and play board in unplayed condition. Box is from 1975, so a little unglued on one corner due to age.

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A sequel to Master Mind. Mine from ~1978. I think I played it once. I loved Master Mind, but this one didn't appeal to me. Lots of letters in the supply.

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Tiny, tiny pegged letters. Cannot imagine putting 400 of them in their tray.

5.2 out of 10
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Played to compare w What's My Word

6 out of 10
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Unrecorded Plays: ~= 5 plays

9 out of 10
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A very clever game.

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Complete, unopened component packages. Box has some dishing & masking tape marks.

3 out of 10
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Just acquired 10-2-04 for a quarter. My first impression is that there is a problem with the storage of all of those little letters. After trying to play this game once I conclude that I was right. Those little letters are a pain in the a--. The rating reflects this.

5 out of 10
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Another from my childhood set of games.

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Savers EC.

6 out of 10
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A variant for word game freaks. A tad more difficult than the original.

5.5 out of 10
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Now this is a fun twist on the Mastermind formula. Would actually make for a fun party game if you could structure it right.

5 out of 10
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A good word game actually that has no luck and tests your deduction skills. Quite dated now but seen some plays back in the day.

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TRADE~SALE

2 out of 10
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A structured version of Hangman. Possibly better than basic Mastermind (you can go crazy with obscure words), but that's not saying much. Using pen and paper will cut down on fiddliness by all the percents.

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Recuerdos de la infancia

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box good game very good - like new, not all parts punched

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The version we used to own doesn't have its own entry on the geek, but one of the images here shows the box cover: Waddington's "What's my Word?". There was no mastermind peg board, but instead a hand-held board with about four slotted rows in which all your cardboard letters were kept. Each letter was double-sided - black and red, with the latter used once you had determined the letter was not in the word you were trying to guess. This was a favourite game in my childhood. Each player picked a four letter word for the other to guess. My favourite word, intended to foil my opponent with the lack of vowels was 'LYNX'.

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Wis.

6 out of 10
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More challenging than standard Mastermind, especially if you don't use the included word list.

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I think the original is better than the word version

10 out of 10
By
Great 2 player filler.

5 out of 10
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This jumped on the very big mastermind bandwagon that was rolling in the 70's. It's OK but really is pushing the limit, but it's better than "Number Mastermind".

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Wall 1, mounted: 5-8

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Not an easy game but one to stretch the mind.

3 out of 10
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given

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5

3 out of 10
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I love regular Mastermind but I'd rather play hangman than this.

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Owned, never played. Donated to GW

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missing some letters

6 out of 10
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addictive and fun

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In Storage

3 out of 10
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Not as good as regular Mastermind.

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Word mastermind is from 1975 and is in great condition

2.7 out of 10
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The LETTERS. Sorting. The LETTERS. Still sorting.

3 out of 10
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Not really a bad game but I didn't have a good time with the whole thing, The regular on the other hand was nice and would recommend that anytime soon.

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Family

1 out of 10
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Until there is a better way to store the letters, this is ther rating that the game will get.

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CODE wort (Blue box with grammars-1975), fixed corners, complete, (2€)

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Bought used, then trashed once I opened the box and saw hundreds of eensy plastic letters waiting to be sorted.

2 out of 10
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Much less portable than hangman and much less fun than the original Mastermind.

7 out of 10
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this one keeps it interesting,

6 out of 10
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هذه النسخة من اللعبة أصعب بكثير من اللعبة الأصلية (المعتمدة على الألوان فقط)، مما يجعل هذه اللعبة في نظري أفضل. تحتاج إلى عقل صافي والكثير من التفكير، استعد للتعرض لبعض الصداع عندما تلعب هذه اللعبة :p
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