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The Mind (Card Game)

2018 German Game of the Year Nominee (Spiel des Jahres)

Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Normal Price
R 193
Deal: Happy Easter Sale
(6 user ratings)
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The Mind is more than just a game. It's an experiment, a journey, a team experience in which you can't exchange information, yet will become one to defeat all the levels of the game.

In more detail, the deck contains cards numbered 1-100, and during the game you try to complete 12, 10, or 8 levels of play with 2, 3, or 4 players. In a level, each player receives a hand of cards equal to the number of the level: one card in level 1, two cards in level 2, etc. Collectively you must play these cards into the center of the table on a single discard pile in ascending order but you cannot communicate with one another in any way as to which cards you hold. You simply stare into one another's eyes, and when you feel the time is right, you play your lowest card. If no one holds a card lower than what you played, great, the game continues! If someone did, all players discard face up all cards lower than what you played, and you lose one life.

You start the game with a number of lives equal to the number of players. Lose all your lives, and you lose the game. You start with one shuriken as well, and if everyone wants to use a shuriken, each player discards their lowest card face up, giving everyone information and getting you closer to completing the level. As you complete levels, you might receive a reward of a shuriken or an extra life. Complete all the levels, and you win!

For an extra challenge, play The Mind in extreme mode with all played cards going onto the stack face down. You don't look at the cards played until the end of a level, losing lives at that time for cards played out of order.

Product Details

Boards & Dice
19 Sep 2018
Family Games
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
2 - 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players, Recommended with 2 - 4 players
Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
Game Designer
Wolfgang Warsch
Game Artist
Oliver Freudenreich
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
2018 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Fun simple game that's easy to play, difficult to win.

Reviewed by on

I really enjoyed this game, it's great to play with people you know well. The objective sounds simple, progress through rounds of ever increasing number of cards, while playing your number cards in ascending order only. Your have a limited number of lives for mistakes, and a couple of cards that can help along the way, but the trick is reading the mind of team mates, to figure out who has the lowest card to play, and doing so without breaking the rules (of course bending them to breaking point is half the fun). Recommended for a fun couple of hours with friends.

Great party game

Reviewed by on

What a fun party game. It is easy to learn and quick to play as well. It is extremely hard to play with poker face as all the parties involved is one team and you need to win as a collective. Get this game today, you wont be dissapointed.