During my vacation last week, I stayed in a rented condo by the beach with my extended family. The owner left a few games there for tenants and one of them was Mindtrap . I told my family, "Hey this sounds just like what testers do when we get together, hang out and challenge each other with these types of puzzles!"
I got some puzzled looks for that comment but we enjoyed playing the game and I found another tool to stretch my mind a little while having fun. I know I can't be the first tester to discover this game, but I want to make others aware who have never played it. Basically, it is a box of cards where each card has a word puzzle to figure out. Players can be divided into teams, and take turns reading and solving the puzzles. The solving team gets to ask yes or no questions about the puzzle until they get the answer or give up. Some are pretty obvious but others are fairly difficult. Here's an example from the cover of the box:
"During a baseball game, a pitcher faced 27 batters and struck out every one he faced, yet his team lost the game by 4 runs. How can this be possible?"
Attach a comment if you think you know the answer.