Peek behind the curtain and discover how computers work with the innovative Turing Tumble. Named for the father of modern computing, Turing Tumble shows in a very tangible way what happens in a computer when a program runs. Using a 110-page manga-style storybook manual, Turing Tumble spins a tale of a young space explorer who must repair an unknown planet's central computer so she can return home. Some children will appreciate this extra layer of motivation to power through the challenges provided by the outer space storyline, but we found the puzzles themselves were compelling enough.
Just like an introductory digital logic course, kids learn about gates, switches, bits, binary counting, and so much more. Turing Tumble builds raw programming skills and teaches the fundamentals of how computers work. Moreover, it is super fun to watch, play and tinker with the outcomes. The scaffolded Turing Tumble puzzles require both creativity and the development of debugging techniques while fostering logic, critical thinking, and fundamental coding skills. The well-made Turing Tumble arrives in a sturdy box that has a molded compartment for storing each component.
The makers of Turing Tumble have designed free educator and practice guides to help educators and students get the most out of Turing Tumble. You can download these PDFs by clicking the links for the Educator Guide and the Practice Guide.
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Awards and Endorsements:
2018 Parents' Choice Award Winner!
review by Homeschool Happenings
”Even though it is part of the 6th grade curriculum kit kiddos much older would also definitely find Turing Tumble to be both engaging and fun.”Read the Review
review by Educational Roots
”Overall, we've really enjoyed Turing Tumble. The girls are having a lot of fun with it. It's definitely a worthwhile investment if you have a child who likes critical thinking and logic type activities.”Watch the Video Review
review by Roads to Everywhere
”Turing Tumble is a logic game named after Alan Turing. According to Wikipedia he is 'widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.' I had never heard of him. Had you?”Read the Review
review by MamaBean Az
”I definitely recommend it for older children who have an interest in computers, logic, and coding. Logical thinkers who enjoy solving puzzles will love Turing Tumble. This would make a great cooperative small group activity.”Read the Review
review by Mama Smiles
”Because computers are everywhere, it’s useful for everyone to understand at least the basics of how computers think. Turing Tumble makes teaching computer logic fun for all ages! This challenging game develops creativity and problem solving.”Read the Review
My 11-year-old and 9-year-old both really enjoyed the puzzles in this game. The way it’s set up is really clever, the puzzle book and story line are well done. They spend a few hours with this when they first set it up. I was impressed that it my oldest couldn’t just blow through the entire puzzle book in one sitting like he does with most logic games... it took him some time to get through the whole thing, but it still want too hard for his younger brother. It’s mesmerizing to watch when they’ve got a puzzle working. Fun game.
My 14 year old son and 15 year old daughter love the Turing Tumble. They sat for a while playing with it. They helped my 6 year old with it also. I'm glad I purchased it.a
Super impressed with this game!! Kids don't want to leave it and the puzzles are well staged from beginner through to advanced - very happy with our purchase!