Sometimes a box is delivered and I just know it’s going to be an instant hit. Safe Breaker from Brainstorm Ltd, is one of those games. Aimed at children aged 6 years and over, we’ve paid this game numerous times over the last week and apparently it’s totally awesome, as judged by my 7 year old son.
Safe Breaker can be played with 2-4 players and game play takes around 20 minutes. The game requires minimum set up but you will need 3xAA batteries to operate the safe. There’s a SafeBreaker Vault, spy stethoscope (genius idea), 15 coins, 18 game cards, 3 diamond coin stickers and 1 alarm bell sticker, along with game instructions provided.
The aim of the game is to crack the code of the safe and be the first player to collect 5 coins or two diamonds.
Fit the batteries to the safe and fix the stickers to the back of any 4 of the coins.
Slot all the coins into the top of the safe, place all the game cards number side up in front of you and turn the safe on. When the red light on the safe door starts blinking you are ready to play.
The youngest player starts the game by selecting one of the number cards and then turns the wheel on the safe to that same number.
Then attach the spy stethoscope to the top of the safe, you should hear a number and a heartbeat. Then gently press a finger on the fingerprint scanner at the front of the safe.
At this point if the vault opens you’ll hear a ‘yihaa’ sound and the light will turn green. Collect the coins available and close the door. The player will have received a random amount of coins from 1 to 3. If you collect 5 plain gold coins you win, if you collect 2 diamond coins you win. But if you collect the alarm coin then the police are on their way and you have to put any coins you have (except the alarm coin) back into the slot at the top of the safe.
If the vault doesn’t open the player will hear one of three sounds – a high-pitched ‘ping ping’ meaning the code is higher than the number entered, a low ‘boom boom’ meaning the code is lower than the number entered. If you here the police siren it means you’ve entered the wrong code, but you get no clue to help crack the safe. Game passes on.
The next Safe Breaker tries to crack the code based on the clues provided, higher, or lower than the previous player, by picking up another card and trying to enter that as a code. Will the safe door open or will they hear a sound through the stethoscope?
Once someone has won the game, reload the coins and you are ready to play Safe Breaker again, but beware, the code will have changed.
Safe Breaker is a great game which helps children work on their memory and deduction skills. They really need to pay attention to the noises that they hear to work out which code will crack the safe.
My son absolutely loves this game, it’s fun, a bit different and I can see this being a firm favourite for a long time to come. Priced at £24.99 I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below and I can thoroughly recommend it.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review