Da Vinci Code
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Each player must figure out the opponents' secret number code before their own is cracked. But how? You only see the blank backs of the opponents' pieces and only know your own numbers. But in the course of the game you collect more and more information, until you can use logic and intuition to successfully call out the numbers in the opposing codes.
My husband and I received this game as a gift from our family, and we have quickly become addicted to the fast paced fun it offers. More skill than luck, the premise is a simple dual version of Mastermind. Although, I have long loved Mastermind, Coda is a superior offering in its interaction of play. A quick game might take only ten minutes, and it so it has that "let's play another round" attraction. My only regret is that the tiles are a bit light, as they are made out of light plastic in our edition. The way that they are shaped, they are a bit hard to mix like dominoes (pushing them around without flipping them over). They might even, on rare occasion, tip over when set up–perhaps due to strategic table knocking;). I would love to see a version with more substantial tiles like in dominoes. I believe this could, as one reviewer stated, become a classic. Despite any decoding frustrations, we invariably enjoy ourselves playing it.
Highly recommended as a great travel game for families: it transports easily, takes no time to explain, and plays quickly. Engaging too.
Although Coda presents players with a problem that is basically very similar to the one Mastermind presents (though somewhat more accessible to simple deduction and less exposed to randomness and luck), there are important difference that make Coda fare superior. Not only is it much simpler in terms of components, it is much better as a game, being more interactive (there are even great opportunities for bluffing).
I haven't played a game that was this much fun in a long time. It is addicting. I brought it in to work with me and my co-workers love it too. This is a great game that plays quickly. You don't have to sit down for 2 hours just to play. I would recommend this to everyone looking for a quick, challenging game with light strategy. The best part is that it won't break the bank like most games out there. This one was only $10.95!