Test your deduction skills in this highly strategic 2 player game!
Welcome Trainee to the world of Cryptology. Your are beginning a deductive journey, exploring the realm of codes that bind the fabric of technology. You, and a privileged few, will have access to the most advanced equipment to break the world's strongest codes. Do you have what it takes to beat your competition and become the ultimate code breaker?
Code Breaker is a highly strategic game with strong elements of time management and deduction. At the beginning of each round a code card is drawn which is used to indicate what type of code one must create and break. Code cards have differing point values based on difficulty, with longer more complex codes worth more. As one player attempts to break the code, the creator provides clues that will help uncover the code. You must think fast as each round the clock is ticking (10 minute countdown), and a player only has 12 attempts to break the code. As codes are broken, players not only earn points, they also earn "bits", an in-game currency used to purchase Hacks. Hacks are in-game cheats that make it easier to solve a code. The first player to accumulate 10 points is declared the ultimate code breaker!
The Deduction Mechanic:
Let's say the code card drawn is a numeric 4. Player 2 creates a code, 2133, on their score sheet. Using the digit cards, Player 1’s first attempt at breaking the code is 1234. When the attempt is final, player 2 will use their key cards and play 1 green check, 2 red checks and 1 red X in no particular order. Green checks indicate correct digit and location, Red checks indicate correct digit, wrong location, and a red X indicates an incorrect digit.
Player 1’s second attempt is 2331. When the attempt is final player two will play 2 green checks and 2 red checks in no particular order.
This continues until the code is solved, time runs up or attempts are maxed out.
Included in the game:
1-8 page Instruction Manual
18 Code cards (1-Alphanumeric 5, 2-Numeric 5, 3-Alphanumeric 4, 3 Numeric 4, 4-Alphanumeric 3, 5-Numeric 3)
18 Hack cards (1-Code Breaker, 2-Manipulator, 2-# Discloser, 2-X Discloser, 2-Extender, 3-Revealer, 3-Corrector, 3-Reducer)
16 digit cards ( 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 2-A, 2-B)
15 Key cards ( 5 green checks, 5 red checks, 5 red X's)
1-40 sheet Score pad
1 electronic timer
1 Crypto Card