15
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15
Players
2
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4
Time
Age
8
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Details

2018

Description

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.

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The Mind - Reviewed in a minute
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October 17, 2018 9:39 PM
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The Mind - Reviewed in a minute

The Mind - Reviewed in a minute

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Through the Years With The Spiel des Jahres Award 2018
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Through the Years With The Spiel des Jahres Award 2018

Through the Years With The Spiel des Jahres Award 2018

1 min Podcast

Chris and Brandon actually conclude the Spiel des Jahres discussion with a look at this year's Kennerspiel and Spiel des Jahres Nominees.

 

Chris and Brandon actually conclude the Spiel des Jahres discussion with a look at this year's Kennerspiel and Spiel des Jahres Nominees.

 
The Mind | 12 Games of Christmas 2018
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Creaking Shelves
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December 4, 2018 8:16 AM
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The Mind | 12 Games of Christmas 2018

The Mind | 12 Games of Christmas 2018

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The Mind Review
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Creaking Shelves
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind Review

The Mind Review

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Matt grew up as a miniatures game addict and spent all his money on kickstarters. Now living out of a hut built from expansion boxes, he has been fighting his way up the long road to recovery by discovering all the amazing board games that don't need miniatures.

Matt grew up as a miniatures game addict and spent all his money on kickstarters. Now living out of a hut built from expansion boxes, he has been fighting his way up the long road to recovery by discovering all the amazing board games that don't need miniatures.

The Mind Review
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A Pawn's Perspective
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November 20, 2018 8:59 PM
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The Mind Review

The Mind Review

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What do the numbers 1-100, rabbits, and ninja stars have in common?  The Mind.

What do the numbers 1-100, rabbits, and ninja stars have in common?  The Mind.

3 Things in 3 Minutes 22 - The Mind
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Nersi Games
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November 6, 2018 9:20 PM
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3 Things in 3 Minutes 22 - The Mind

3 Things in 3 Minutes 22 - The Mind

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The Mind (Allegro 2-min) Review with the Game Boy Geek
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind (Allegro 2-min) Review with the Game Boy Geek

The Mind (Allegro 2-min) Review with the Game Boy Geek

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First Impressions: The Mind
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Tabletop Together
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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First Impressions: The Mind

First Impressions: The Mind

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The hype is real. The Mind from NSV has been taking over the board game community by surprise and a lot of vocal boardgame ambassadors on social media are advocating its greatness.

The hype is real. The Mind from NSV has been taking over the board game community by surprise and a lot of vocal boardgame ambassadors on social media are advocating its greatness.

The Mind Review – Mentalists or Just Plain Mental?
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Meeple Mountain
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind Review – Mentalists or Just Plain Mental?

The Mind Review – Mentalists or Just Plain Mental?

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From time to time there is a discussion around whether or not something is a game or an activity – Apples to Apples comes to mind. These are games which have minimal depth of strategy and derive their enjoyment more from the social interaction than the rules and gameplay.

From time to time there is a discussion around whether or not something is a game or an activity – Apples to Apples comes to mind. These are games which have minimal depth of strategy and derive their enjoyment more from the social interaction than the rules and gameplay.

The Mind
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Major Fun
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December 3, 2018 12:53 PM
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The Mind

The Mind

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Have you ever been in The Zone? Maybe you found it playing music. Everyone in the orchestra playing in perfect time. That pure sweet sound is impossible to forget.
Have you ever been in The Zone? Maybe you found it playing music. Everyone in the orchestra playing in perfect time. That pure sweet sound is impossible to forget.
Best Play Recommends: The Mind
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Best Play
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October 17, 2018 9:39 PM
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Best Play Recommends: The Mind

Best Play Recommends: The Mind

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Mind Games
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Space-Biff!
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Mind Games

Mind Games

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The Mind is the sort of game that cults form around. Little more than a deck of cards numbered one to one hundred, The Mind boasts that you’ll be able to gradually tap into your fellow players’ mental energies.
The Mind is the sort of game that cults form around. Little more than a deck of cards numbered one to one hundred, The Mind boasts that you’ll be able to gradually tap into your fellow players’ mental energies.
Review: The Mind
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Review: The Mind

Review: The Mind

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Quick Hits: The Mind Review
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Board Game Quest
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Quick Hits: The Mind Review

Quick Hits: The Mind Review

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The Mind has been generating a lot of waves lately with its unique gameplay and highly accessible rules. It also seems to be fairly polarizing as people seem to absolutely love it, or want nothing to do with it.
The Mind has been generating a lot of waves lately with its unique gameplay and highly accessible rules. It also seems to be fairly polarizing as people seem to absolutely love it, or want nothing to do with it.
The Mind – A Cooperative Game That Doesn’t Allow Cooperation
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind – A Cooperative Game That Doesn’t Allow Cooperation

The Mind – A Cooperative Game That Doesn’t Allow Cooperation

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After years filled with playing a lot of games, the appeal of novelty in design becomes increasingly compelling.
After years filled with playing a lot of games, the appeal of novelty in design becomes increasingly compelling.
The Mind Review
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November 6, 2018 9:20 PM
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The Mind Review

The Mind Review

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This The Mind review was made after playing the game over 30 times. The Mind is a cooperative limited communication card game in which you’re attempting to play cards in ascending order without sharing any information about your hands.
This The Mind review was made after playing the game over 30 times. The Mind is a cooperative limited communication card game in which you’re attempting to play cards in ascending order without sharing any information about your hands.
The Mind Card Game Review
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October 26, 2018 3:50 PM
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The Mind Card Game Review

The Mind Card Game Review

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The Mind Review with the Game Boy Geek
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind Review with the Game Boy Geek

The Mind Review with the Game Boy Geek

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I Don't Do Middle Of The Road.........The Mind Review
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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I Don't Do Middle Of The Road.........The Mind Review

I Don't Do Middle Of The Road.........The Mind Review

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There are times when you worry about the board game industry as a whole. I've said that innovation is dying these days with the same types of games being released as well as ideas being recycled from the Dark Ages of gaming.

There are times when you worry about the board game industry as a whole. I've said that innovation is dying these days with the same types of games being released as well as ideas being recycled from the Dark Ages of gaming.

The Mind Review - with Ryan Metzler
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind Review - with Ryan Metzler

The Mind Review - with Ryan Metzler

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The Mind - First Impressions - slickerdrips
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind - First Impressions - slickerdrips

The Mind - First Impressions - slickerdrips

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Review: The Mind
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Shut Up & Sit Down
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Review: The Mind

Review: The Mind

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Paul: The Mind is one of the very best games that I have played this year. In the last twelve months. In the last twenty-four.
Paul: The Mind is one of the very best games that I have played this year. In the last twelve months. In the last twenty-four.
Review: The Mind
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Review: The Mind

Review: The Mind

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There are some people that I just share a bond with. My wife and I are often thinking the same things independently when one of us will blurt it out. My older sister and I are sometimes accused of sharing a brain.

There are some people that I just share a bond with. My wife and I are often thinking the same things independently when one of us will blurt it out. My older sister and I are sometimes accused of sharing a brain.

Gamer Tested - Spouse Approved - The Mind with the Game Boy Geek & Denise
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Gamer Tested - Spouse Approved - The Mind with the Game Boy Geek & Denise

Gamer Tested - Spouse Approved - The Mind with the Game Boy Geek & Denise

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5 Thoughts On 'The Mind' Board Game: Review & Runthrough
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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5 Thoughts On 'The Mind' Board Game: Review & Runthrough

5 Thoughts On 'The Mind' Board Game: Review & Runthrough

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The Mind (2018) – Meeple Like Us
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind (2018) – Meeple Like Us

The Mind (2018) – Meeple Like Us

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Hello, and welcome to the Meeple Like Us Curmudgeon Hour where we take a contrarian view on all the things that everyone else loves!  Today we’ll be talking about The Mind.

Hello, and welcome to the Meeple Like Us Curmudgeon Hour where we take a contrarian view on all the things that everyone else loves!  Today we’ll be talking about The Mind.

The Mind (2018) – Accessibility Teardown
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind (2018) – Accessibility Teardown

The Mind (2018) – Accessibility Teardown

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The Mind is boldly experimental and something that has acquired a considerable amount of appreciation online.  We didn’t get on with it, but that is often the case.  We live to kill your darlings.

The Mind is boldly experimental and something that has acquired a considerable amount of appreciation online.  We didn’t get on with it, but that is often the case.  We live to kill your darlings.

Miami Dice: The Mind
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Miami Dice: The Mind

Miami Dice: The Mind

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The Mind - GameNight! Se5 Ep27
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind - GameNight! Se5 Ep27

The Mind - GameNight! Se5 Ep27

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The Mind 3p Play-through, Teaching, & Roundtable discussion by Heavy Cardboard
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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The Mind 3p Play-through, Teaching, & Roundtable discussion by Heavy Cardboard

The Mind 3p Play-through, Teaching, & Roundtable discussion by Heavy Cardboard

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GameNight! 2018 Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres Special
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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GameNight! 2018 Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres Special

GameNight! 2018 Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres Special

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Boards Alive #99 - Heaven and Ale
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Boards Alive #99 - Heaven and Ale

Boards Alive #99 - Heaven and Ale

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The Quest for El Dorado – 9:41

Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Deluxier Edition – 15:15

Empyreal: Spells & Steam – 26:01

The Mind – 41:19

Heaven and Ale Overview – 59:07

Heaven and Ale Thematic Review – 1:05:00

The Quest for El Dorado – 9:41

Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Deluxier Edition – 15:15

Empyreal: Spells & Steam – 26:01

The Mind – 41:19

Heaven and Ale Overview – 59:07

Heaven and Ale Thematic Review – 1:05:00

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