Robot Turtles on Kickstarter: the board game that teaches programming to preschoolers

Robot Turtles on Kickstarter: the board game that teaches programming to preschoolers


I’m Dan Shapiro and this is Robot Turtles.
It’s a ridiculously fun way for kids to learn the fundamentals of programming. I created
Robot Turtles because I wanted to make it easy to spend quality time with my twins.
It’s really simple. Each kids picks their favorite turtle. You make a maze on the board.
They play the Instruction Cards. When they get the Robot Jewel, they win! I’ll let them
take it from here. They have cards like Right, Left, and Step Forward. This one is the laser
card that shoots lasers and knocks down walls. A lot of people ask me why I made Robot Turtles
as a board game instead of an app. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any trouble
getting my kids to stare at a screen. When we open the Robot Turtles box, their faces
light up. We sit down, and the next hour is full of “Aha!” and “Wow!” and “Bzzzt!” We
play together, and I get to share my love of programming with my kids. It’s not easy
to do small print runs of board games and it’s even harder to do it in America, at a
price that families can afford. If you can help make the 1,000 unit minimum factory order
for Robot Turtles, then we can bring this game – and our love of programming – to the
kids who matter most to us. I don’t know if this is ever going to be available again.
I don’t know if you’re going to be able to buy these after the Kickstarter is over. So
please, pledge now, and get Robot Turtles for the little programmer in your life.
We love Robot Turtles! “Take a video of me right there.”
“And this is the board… so it kind of looks like it’s broken… but it isn’t broken at
all!” “We love Robot Turtles!”

3 thoughts on “Robot Turtles on Kickstarter: the board game that teaches programming to preschoolers

  1. Hi Dan! I'm in need of replacement parts for our game. Any way to get a few? Thanks!! I can be specific about which ones if so. Or perhaps a black and white copy and I can color them in?! Really bummed to that we lost them. šŸ™

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