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. Turing Tumble uses a 110-page manga-style storybook manual to spin a tale of a young space explorer. She 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. We found the puzzles themselves compelling enough.
Just like an introductory digital logic course, kids learn about gates, switches, bits, binary counting, and so much more. Turing Tumble builds basic programming skills and teaches the fundamentals of how computers work. Moreover, watching, playing, and tinkering with the outcomes is super fun. 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 with a molded compartment for storing each component.
Explore What's Inside
See some sample pages from the Practice Guide and Educator's Guide.
Do two Turing Tumble challenges every week to complete this course in an academic year.
8 Gear bits
Puzzle/comic book with 60 puzzles
20 Red marbles
20 Blue marbles
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.
Manufacturer's Information Manufacturer: Turing Tumble, LLC Age Recommendation: 8+ Grade Recommendation: 3rd+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Lessons/Projects: 100+ Set Includes: 1 game board, 61 repositional pieces, puzzle/comic book Number of Players: 1+ Size: 13.6" x 18.7" x 3.9"
Awards and Endorsements from:
National Parenting Product Awards Winner
Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
Astra Best Toys for Kids Award Winner
Toy of the Year (TOTY) Finalist
The Nice Tower Seal of Excellence
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
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.”
”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.”
”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?”
”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.”
”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.”