Master Mind is a very commonly known game. I am sure most of you must have played the board version of this game at some point of time in your life. I used to play it with my sister more than 15 years ago, when we were still in Kanpur. Eventually, we passed it on (read: "donated it") to our younger cousins in Patna.
Just a refresher:
The object of the game is to guess the color and sequence of the 4 hidden pegs at the top of the board.
Click on "How to Play" to get the instructions for playing the game.
For each peg you choose of the correct color but not in the correct place, a small white peg will appear. For each peg that of the correct color AND in the correct place, a small black peg will appear.
There are instances when you get real lucky and solve the puzzle in the very first move! However, assuming that you get a fair game, that promises to be solved only with the help of pure logical reasoning, you should still be able to solve it within 10 moves! But if you manage to do it within 6 moves, then you are simply a genius! You guessed it: I am already a genius! [takes a bow]
The trick in Master Mind, if I may share it here, is to start with 2 pegs each of 2 colors... and then switch to 2 pegs each of 2 completely different colors in your second move.
Go on then... try this game... and leave a comment with your best score.
P.S. - This game will also be added to the "hanging ceiling" above (as Abhiroop likes to call the drop-down menu-bar on the top)!
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