Mastermind and Animal Mastermind Towers – Reader Giveaway

As a kid, we would visit my grandparents house almost every Sunday. Every week there were at least one or two aunts and uncles and associated cousins visiting as well. Our favorite activity was to play games and my Grandma had a big closet to choose from. Many of the games I remember from back then (it has been over 30 years!) are long gone, but some classic games still remain. One of these classic games is Mastermind. It has undergone some updates and changes in the 40 years since it was invented, but its still a classic codemakeing/codebreaking game that requires wits and strategy.

New from Pressman is a version of Mastermind specifically for the younger set – Animal Mastermind Towers.  Designed for two players age 6 and up, each player secretly stacks their animal tiles in their towers. Then the fun AND the challenge begins. Who can guess the order of their opponent’s tiles first? On each turn you ask a yes/no question such as “Is the lion below the giraffe?” The first player to guess the order correctly wins!

Priced at $15 and under, these are both great inexpensive options for holiday gift-giving.  Right now has  Animal Mastermind Towers for only $9.99 and Mastermind for $13.84.

Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win both Animal Mastermind Towers and Mastermind. To enter, just check out the games through the links above and then come back and fill out the entry form below.

Extra entries: You can get up to 10 extra entries in the giveaway by doing other things like subscribing, following, etc. To see how to get other extra entries, click here. Be sure to fill out the form for each extra entry.

To tweet about the giveaway, you can use: Enter the @ThriftyJinxy giveaway to win a classic @MASTERMINDgame and Animal Mastermind Towers – Please RT!

Rules: All entries must be received by 11:59 PM CST 11/26/10. One entry per person, except for extra entries (see above). Entrants must be at least 18 years old and reside within the United States. Winner must respond to the winning e-mail within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. I did receive each of these games for review. Any opinions expressed above are my own.


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  1. Would love to win this for our grandchildren.

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