A new board game, Robot Turtles, has raised over 25 times its funding target via a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter – making it the most successful game of its type in history.
As the importance and demand for talented computer programmers only increases with time, this game aims to build a valuable foundation for future coders, through fun gameplay.
The game, designed for 3–8 year olds, requires the child to place a series of cards in sequence to help the robot turtle make its way through a maze. The gameplay also asks the child’s parents to assist by moving game pieces based on the card that has been put down. So, the child is choosing cards that will effect a movement, much in the same way a programmer enters code to tell a computer how to behave. If a mistake is made, the player is able to ‘debug’ and reprogram the route they have chosen.
If you have budding IT specialists in your household, we’d highly recommend checking this out!