MYnd Kraft – A Game for The Young, The Old And Every MYnd In Between
I love a good game to play with friends or family and I’ve recently been introduced to a new game that’s launching on Kickstarter this week.
It’s called MYnd Kraft and it’s a card game that teaches kids (and adults!) the basic principles of computer programming. I’m a huge fan of games that are educational and fun at the same time!
One thing that I really like about MYnd Kraft is that with the set of cards you get, you can play seven different kinds of games which is great for variation.
How do you play MYnd Kraft?
In your box of cards, you get two types of cards – Action Cards and Number Cards:
- Action Cards present problems based on programming concepts that need to be solved using the Number Cards. The symbols and values on Action Cards dictate the type of Number Cards (i.e. value and colour) that could be played to solve the Action Cards.
- Players score points for solving Action Cards and the player with the highest number of points wins the game. The score value of each card is indicated by the number of stars on the top right-hand corner / bottom left-hand corner of the card.
There are seven different games to choose from and you can read more about them here. Some are suitable from players aged 7+ and some for players aged 11+ and the games are suitable either for 2-4 players, 4-6 players, 2-6 players or 4-7 players.
Two of my favourite games are EZY CODR and DECODE which you can see below. EZY CODR is a great starter game to help you get used to the cards and what they mean and DECODE is a fun game that requires strategical thinking too.
While you’re new to the game, I recommend keeping the instructions open next to you so that you can check what the different cards mean if you’re unsure. You’ll soon learn them all though!
MYnd Kraft is a fun and exciting game that introduces the basics of programming in an interactive and completely screen-free way. It’s great for modern kids in our modern world but fun for adults too.
The game cards remind me a bit of UNO but with a programming twist and the options to play many different games using just one set of cards.
When actively teaching children about programming, you can also use the MYnd Kraft Guide to Programming Concepts Introduced in the Game as an aid.
Where to buy MYnd Kraft and Special Offers
Head over to the MYnd Kraft Kickstarter page here to order your game. The game is launching today (Monday the 27th of August 2018) and for the first 48 hours you can order the game at an Early Bird Special (£13) and thereafter for the duration of the Kickstarter campaign at a Kickstarter Special Price (£15).
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In collaboration with MYnd Kraft. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.