★★½☆☆ Robot Turtles; you can lead a turtle to a gem but you can’t use your laser on it.

Check out this game if: you are looking for a veiled education game for kids.

This game stands out because: it’s fun for kids, but it also teaches kids to think.

1. Kids love the simple game play.
2. The art is cute and attracts kids to the game.
3. It’s rewarding to watch kids think through the programming.
4. There are multiple levels for kids to work through, giving them challenges to work through.
5. Kids also love telling their parents what to do (if this is the way to decide to play)

1. The game is a little too simple for adults to really enjoy.
2. Although young kids can play it multiple times, older kids may not.

Brief Overview:
The goal of this game is to get your turtle through a maze. Each player controls one robot turtle. With each robot turtle, players get a stack of programming cards. These cards have instructions for the turtle. Players play cards to tell their turtle what to do (typically someone else, likely the parent, moves the turtle).

It’s really that simple.

There is only one version of this game. If if you like this game but want something a little more advanced you should check out RoboRally and Colt Express. 

Teaching Advice:
Because you will likely be teaching this game to kids, the show and tell method will likely work best. You may also want to explain that you (the adult) are the only one allowed to move the robot turtles.

Number of Players 2-5
Age 4+
Time 15 mins
Friendly ★★★★☆
Teachable ★★★★☆
Replayability ★★☆☆☆
Creative Freedom ★★☆☆☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★★
Interaction ★★★☆☆

Link to tutorial video on YouTube.

Link to Robot Turtles on Amazon.


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