Due to the current situation related to the coronavirus, more people are spending time together at home with their loved ones. In response, we at MYnd Kraft have decided to make the game available for free to anyone who wants to play it.
Stay safe and healthy and enjoy MYnd Kraft!
Also, just in case you’re curious to know what people are saying about MYnd Kraft, check out the reviews.
About MYnd Kraft
MYnd Kraft is the programming version of UNO, Scrabble and Poker all mashed together in one quirky card game! It’s a highly dynamic game for the young, the old and every MYnd in between to use their super MYnd powers!
Mynd Kraft is super simple to understand, easy to play and what’s really cool about Mynd Kraft is that there are 7 MYnd blowing games that could be played with 1 card deck. Some of the games are suited for ages 7+ while the other more strategic games are suitable for ages 11-99! There’s even a game that’s played in teams. With 7 games, there truly is a game for every MYnd out there!
And if you’re up for the challenge, you can use your creative MYnd powers to create the next MYnd Kraft game using a deck of MYnd Kraft cards and we will name it after you!
Also, guess what……. MYnd Kraft is absolutely free!
So if you’re into using your super MYnd powers in a fun card game or even up for the challenge of creating your own MYnd Kraft game, then MYnd Kraft is just for you!
Play MYnd Kraft
So how the game basically works is that there are two types of cards in the deck – Action Cards and Number Cards.
Action Cards present problems based on programming concepts that need to be solved using 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. Please click here to find out more.
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 7 MYnd blowing games packed into 1 MYnd Kraft card deck.
The simplest of the 7 MYnd Kraft games. The game provides a gentle introduction to the underlying programming concepts introduced by Action Cards with each player in turn getting a chance to solve Action Cards and score points.
A fast-paced game, where players compete simultaneously (instead of in turn) to solve Action Cards and score points. Players need to think on their feet and respond quickly. The game requires accuracy and speed!
A game that challenges memory skills as Action Cards are revealed one at a time and players have to remember their location in order to solve them and score points.
A strategic game that challenges players to consider different permutations when solving Action Cards in order to score the highest points.
The ideal game for those who like playing for high stakes. A challenging game where players apply ‘game theory’ when wagering with the objective of winning as much as possible one pot at a time - similar to a game of poker.
The ideal game for those who like playing in teams. A strategic partnership game where players work in teams of two to solve as many Action Cards as possible and score points.
Not one for the faint-hearted! A strategic game, based on the tile placement mechanism similar to Scrabble.
The educational side of the game…
In addition to being an awesome card game, MYnd Kraft is also a great tool to help introduce and teach the basic principles of programming in a fun, exciting and interactive way. The game encourages the development of logical, strategic and critical thinking and problem solving skills.
MYnd Kraft is a great unplugged STEM tool!
The programming concepts introduced in the game are:
When using the game to introduce and teach the basics of programming, please use the Guide to Programming Concepts Introduced in the Game as an aid.
What age group is MYnd Kraft suitable for?
The simpler games are suitable for ages 7 and above whilst the more challenging versions are suitable for ages 11 and above.
What size are the cards?
All cards are 2.25 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall.
What languages is the game available in?
The cards are text free and only have numbers and symbols. However, the instructions for the various games and the 'Guide to Programming Concepts Introduced in the Game' are currently only available in English.
In how many different ways could MYnd Kraft be played?
With the deck of 108 cards, there are seven different games that could be played.
What if I come up with a new game that could be played with the MYnd Kraft card deck?
Awesome! Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how to play your version of the game. We will playtest the game and thereafter, publish it on our website and name it after you! Please note that MYnd Kraft is a family friendly game so any new version should also be family friendly.
What are the programming concepts introduced in the game?
Please click here to download the Guide to Programming Concepts Introduced in the Game.
Where can I buy MYnd Kraft?
Mynd Kraft is a free Print & Play game. The only cost to you would be the cost associated with printing the cards, and should you choose to, the instructions for the various games and the Guide to Programming Concepts Introduced in the Game.
Where can I download a Print & Play version of MYnd Kraft?
Scroll down to the ‘Let’s play MYnd Kraft’ section and follow the instructions.