Spy Code Break Free
Looking for a game you can play with the kids that doesn’t require batteries or gadgets? Look no further and come check out Spy Code – Break Free by Yulu.
This game is recommended for children 6 and above. 2-4 players may play with an average game time of 15 minutes. You are handcuffed to each other and have to use the lockpick keys to break free!
After the pieces have been arranged and laid out, each player takes a handcuff, a maze, and maze cover. Then the hooks of all the handcuffs are connected.
The mazes are these plastic pieces below in three colors. Green is easy, yellow is intermediate, and red is advanced. You can start with green and work up the colors with difficulty.
After the maze is placed in the handcuff, then the maze cover is put on. The cover is then rotated clockwise so the arrows are aligned. Then the handcuff goes on your wrist and is closed. It is recommended to use your non-dominant hand so you can have the lockpick in your dominant hand. 😉
The oldest person can do a countdown and use wording to get set and go. Those playing, grab a key and insert it in the keyhole. There is literally a maze in the lock so you have to rotate left or right and also move up and down to free the lock. The person who does it the quickest collects a coin from the table with the highest number and of the same color to the maze in their handcuff. The game is in play until the last player is done.
If a player is not able to find the exit of the maze, there is an emergency release button on the backside of the handcuff to immediately open it. No worries of being stuck in the handcuff.
After three rounds have been played, the points are added up and the player with the highest number of points wins! There are 12 different mazes with three levels of difficulty to this game. The instructions also include seven variations for Break Free.
Safe Breaker is recommended also for those 6 and above. 2-4 players may play with an average game time of about 15 minutes. The mission of this game is to break open the vault by cracking the code. Three AA batteries are needed for play.
After the batteries have been inserted, four stickers are put on four of the included gold coins initially. 18 game cards are included (numbers 1-18). They are placed in front of the vault, face up.
Pictured below is the backside to the vault. There is a black plastic tube in it that will hold the gold coins that are inserted by the slot on top.
An on/off switch is on the bottom of the vault. Once it is turned on, a red light will start blinking on the vault door.
The youngest player gets to start the game. They pick a card and place it in front of them. The dial is turned to the corresponding number. Then the Spy Stethoscope is connected to the top of the vault. A finger is placed on the fingerprint scanner too and then you need to listen with the Spy Stethoscope for clues to crack the code.
Different sounds will be noted. A YIHAA will let you know that the correct number has been found and the vault will show green and open. Coins are to be collected and closed for the next round. If the number does not open the vault, a secret hint will be given in three different sounds – PING PING – high sound, BOOM BOOM – low sound, Alarm Bell – sirens blaring. No more clues are given that round if you get the alarm bell sound.
The vault will randomly dispense the loaded coins. Two or three coins are given each time it opens. Collecting five normal gold coins or two diamond coins will help you win the game. There is one alarm clock coin and if you get it, you have to put your coins back because the police have been alerted! Two variations for the game are printed on the manual to make Safe Breaker even a bit more challenging.
Yulu’s Safe Breaker and Break Free are both exclusively available at Target. Check them out for your next fun family game night.
Disclosure: I received product samples for this review. No other compensation was received for this post.