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Store:  Strategy Games
Edition:  Coda / DaVinci Code
Genre:  Logic & Deduction
Format:  Boardless Games

Da Vinci Code

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Product Awards:  
Spiel des Jahres
Recommended, 2004

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 15 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Eiji Wakasugi

Manufacturer(s): Winning Moves Germany

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Product Description

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.

Product Awards

Spiel des Jahres
Recommended, 2004

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Eiji Wakasugi

  • Manufacturer(s): Winning Moves Germany

  • Year: 2004

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 15 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 349 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. An English translation of the rules is provided.


  • 12 white tiles (numbered 0-11)
  • 12 black tiles (numbered 0-11)
  • 1 white hyphen tile (for advanced game)
  • 1 black hyphen tile (for advanced game)

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 5 in 5 reviews

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Delectable deduction
June 24, 2006

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.

by Roy L.
Great Travel Game - Very Interactive Puzzle Game
May 23, 2004

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).

This Game is GREAT!
May 10, 2004

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!

New classic in logic and deduction ... A Must Have Game!
March 16, 2004

This game is the best of the genre since mastermind. It has the potential of becoming a fad game, it combines depth, skill and chance in the right proportions.

It is a bargain for the price. I don't care for the tournament rules or for the variant with the 'dashes'. As the game is played, you will soon find subtle stategies. I once realized that if I exposed one players tile I would have to guess at another in order to win the game. I knew another player probably knew the answer to my tiles and another, so I quit my turn after one guess. (Thus adding to my own code and preventing the other player from knocking both of us out and winning.) Knowing how far to go requires observing what the others know also.


Will rank with Clue and Mastermind as a classic! A Bargain!
March 12, 2004

Simple rules, deduction, logic and a bit of luck make for a great game. The best games are those that make you say, 'Why didn't I think of that?' Don't add the dashes, they make the game confusing not challenging. One of the best bargains in gaming.

The game pieces are designed to be mixed like tiles yet stand like dominoes. The three player works well, put any number between two and four work well.

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