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The Mind is not just a game. It's an experiment, a journey, a team experience in which you can't swap information, yet will become one mind to defeat all the levels of the game.
The Mind is a 2 - 4 player cooperative card game where players cannot talk or give hints to each other, yet must work together to finish rounds. Each round players are dealt cards from a deck of numbered cards from 1 - 100. Depending on the round, the player card count changes equal to the current round (level one players get 1 card, level 2 players get 2 cards, and so on). Together players must play cards into the center of the table on a single discard pile in ascending order, but cannot communicate with each other as to which cards they hold. When a player thinks the time is right, they play their lowest card and hope that no other player has a lower card. If no other player has a lower card, the round continues, but if someone does have a lower card, players get rid of all cards in the discard pile and the team loses one life.
The team begins the game with a number of lives equal to the number of players. Lose your lives, and lose the game. You start with one shuriken too, and if everyone wants to use a shuriken, each player discards their lowest card face up, giving everyone information and getting you closer to finishing the level. As you finish levels, you get a reward of a shuriken or an extra life. Finish all the levels, and you win!
For a more challenging play, put The Mind in extreme mode with all played cards going onto the stack face down. You do not see the cards played until the end of a level, losing lives at that time for cards played out of order.