Learn to Hack with Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game by Thinkfun
Sure you’ve seen coding games in the market, but have you seen Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game?
Coding games are all pretty much the same; move a game token from one spot to another by using clues to decide how it should move. Yes, these coding games teach the base principles of coding but that’s it, they go no further. Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game differentiates itself by providing three difficulty levels per puzzle: Code it, Hack it, Fix it.
In Hacker you play as the Red Agent, fighting cyber criminals. The goal is to hit the Red exit token before you touch the virus and destroy your computer. Oh, and there are data files you have to collect along the way. And did I mention that the game board rotates? And that’s just the Code It (first of three difficulty levels) stage! Yeah, there are some serious puzzles in Hacker! Read on to learn more about Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game
How Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game Works
Level 1: Code It
Level 2: Hack the program
Level 3: Fix the security issues
Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game is designed to not only teach people the basics of coding, it also teaches how to hack your coding to reveal & remedy security issues. Each challenge puzzle (of which there are 40) consists of the above-listed difficulty levels.
Level 1 consists of you coding a program (moving your token from one end of the puzzle to another) by reaching the computer safety token. Level 2 finds you trying to break the code, or hack it. In Level 3 you are working as a cybersecurity specialist who is working to repair the hack.
I found that each level increased in difficulty quite dramatically, especially as you progress through the challenge puzzles. This would be a great game for someone who is looking for a game to advance thinking skills and attention
Age recommendation: 10+
Time to play: 10-60 minutes (varies per level)
Hacker is a MENSA-approved game so I feel like the age recommendation of 10+ is reasonable, with some exceptions of course. Hacker would be fantastic for groups of older kids as an icebreaker or group bonding activity. Hacker would also be put to good use as a cognitive skills retention activity in the older population.
What Do We Love About Hacker Cybersecurity Logic Game?
The skills learned list pretty much sums up why we love the Hacker game so much. There are a total of 120 challenges to complete. Hacker is a progressively rewarding puzzle game. Hacker can be played solo or collaboratively. Hacker is challenging for both kids & adults. Hacker isn’t like any other coding game you’ve played and will find a happy home on your gameschooling shelf.
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