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Break the Code: questions, deductions, intuitions!

In the game Break the Code, each player hides in front of them, in ascending order, a series of colored numbers, randomly drawn. This series is your code, the one that your vile opponents will attempt to break. Why would they do that? Because they want to win the game and wouldn’t be able to without deciphering your precious code. But, you’re gonna find out what their code is before they find out yours, right? 

The name of the game is thus to uncover your opponents’ secret without revealing yours. Indeed. But how? 

Choose your question wisely

As part of the game, there are 6 “question” cards, drawn and facing up, at all times. When it is your turn you must choose the question you will ask. Each answer will help you find out information about your opponents’ codes. Make good use of it! As soon as the question is asked, it is discarded and replaced by a new one. 

“Where are your 7s located?”, “what is the sum of all of your numbers of the color black?”, “How many tiles with an even number do you have?”

Here are some questions that you will be able to ask during each turn. Each answer gets you that much closer to uncovering your opponents’ code. So, choose your questions wisely!

Three different approaches

What is exciting and unique about Break the Code is that the structure of the game will change accordingly to the number of players. Each setup will adapt to the number of players with subtle nuances to always guarantee an optimal game. 

With two players, you must find out your opponent’s code before they find yours. It’s clear and concise. It tests your speed and your ability to come up with the right series since the wrong answer can lead to your demise instantly. 
Add one player to the mix and the game changes. The code to find is no longer your opponents’, but a code placed at the center of the game, facing down, of course. Uncovering your opponents’ code thus enables you to guess, through a process of deduction, the hidden code. This structure of the game is more tactical because now, each one of your opponents’ must respond to each question.
Every question will help you get more information on the two other players. 

The game becomes seriously more intense with four players. The codes are now shorter and so the pressure increases. The twist, not only is everyone answering the questions, you have to answer your own questions, too! How will you find out about your opponents’ codes without giving up any major information about yours? It remains a challenge that will keep you on your toes every single game!

This structure of the game is more tactical because now, each one of your opponents’ must respond to each question. Every question will help you get more information on the two other players. The game becomes seriously more intense with four players. The codes are now shorter and so the pressure increases.

The twist, not only is everyone answering the questions, you have to answer your own questions, too! How will you find out about your opponents’ codes without giving up any major information about yours? It remains a challenge that will keep you on your toes every single game!

An addicting game 

Overall, Breaking the Code is a surprising game in that it is far from the classic conventions of the deduction game that simply lets you know “you have one color in the right place.” Each information, obviously, has its significance and it is up to you to take advantage of the questions available, even if you risk giving up too much information about your code! It is all about risking it all when you are certain you have accumulated enough information to uncover the final code! But, remember: you only get one try!

Discover Break the Code, an excellent party game, novel, thrilling and full of suspense!

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