Code 777 / Tricoda
At the 25th Anniversary of the first Dutch Jumbo edition (1986), Code 777, the classic deduction game by Alex Randolph, based on a Robert Abbott idea, is now back published at th esame time by the american Stronghold that kept its original title and by the Dutch King International under the new name Tricoda.
This clever little game combines the elements of a good, logical deduction game and Indian poker. Each player receives a rack for keeping three tiles drawn from a pool of tiles, which are seven different numbers in seven different colors (28 tiles in total), however the rack is turned away from you. When players sit in a circle, each player can see everyone else’s tiles, except their own. Each turn, players draw a card with a question like, “Do you see more yellow sevens or more blue sevens?” which should help the others’ determine their tiles. Once you’re reasonably sure, then you can take a guess. But if you’re wrong, you have to start over with a fresh set of tiles.
The game during the Messe Essen 2010