Modern Living: And Now, Master Mind

"I'm a Master Mind junkie," says Molly Rambler, a teacher from Englewood, N.J. "I can't go to bed at night until I play a couple of games." The game creating such helpless addiction is an import from Britain. Since Master Mind first came on the market two years ago, 5 million sets have been bought in 60 different countries. Since last spring, 85,000 Master Mind sets have been sold in the U.S. at prices from $2.50 to $20. Thousands of players are addicted.

The game is the invention of Amateur Mathematician Mordechai Meirovich, a...

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