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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.
Manufacturer: Turing Tumble, LLC
Product Dimensions: L 18.7" x W 13.6" x H 3.9"
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Awards and Endorsements:
2019 National Parenting Product Awards Winner
2018 Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner!
Astra Best Toys for Kids 2018 Award Winner!
Toy of the Year (TOTY) 2019 Finalist!
The Nice Tower Seal of Excellence!
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
It was amazing to watch my 8 year old work his way through these challenges! He had a great time doing it, and it really gave him some beginning computer programming skills and an introduction to how computers calculate. He accidentally broke 2 of the interceptor pieces, and the manufacturer was very responsive! I highly recommend!
I love this and the kids love it. This game is everything I love about Timberdoodle. A fun game that teaches a STEM concept with a historical background, appropriate for all ages, and no rate limiting steps (in other words, the game keeps going as long as your imagination does). I bought an extra one because everyone loves it (ages 6-17, 3 boy and 5 girls). It is easy to set up and easy to start. There is great online support and extras when the children move past the included guidebook. It's durable but be careful because its easy to loose the balls. One of my few five star ratings!
We just set up the first challenge and it was mesmerizing to watch it work! We have wood floors and will definitely require this game to be done on a large rug - the balls are small and roll away FAST :)
I'm not sure how much my boys will really care about the story line piece but it makes the book more visually interesting. My 9 year old loves logic - this will be a favorite. My 11 year old almost never reads instructions or follows logic so I think this will either help him change or will be an activity he doesn't enjoy.
I wasn't sure how to understand/explain the connection between this game and the way a computer works but the Educator Guide seems like a great way to break it down, puzzle by puzzle. I wish the game came with a copy of the guide - I can't print such a long guide at home but would like to be able to have my hands on it. Something I really love about this game is how organized it is - a place for everything in the box! Our box got pretty crushed during shipping but luckily none of the pieces of the game got broken.
The box is large - if you have limited storage space, it's a beast! (18.5" x 13.5" x 4")
Overall, super happy with this purchase!
This is awesome! It makes my kids use their brains and they even play together! A really nice set!
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.