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Mchelly Mchelly May 26, 2014, 5:04 am
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thinkfun May 29, 2014, 4:33 am x

Michelle, we really appreciate you sharing your concerns about the tagline on the new Robot Turtles packaging. We hope you got our e-mail too! We're sorry you feel this way. Like the game’s many early supporters, we were initially drawn to Robot Turtles because it makes coding concepts accessible to very young children. We feel strongly that it is important to get kids exercising these thinking skills early.

Part of what makes this game so unique is its flexibility. The instructions feature different and increasingly complex ways of playing, as well as unlockables to challenge players as they get older. We do understand your concerns about the "preschoolers" call out on the packaging and have brought this to our design team for consideration in future versions. We are thrilled to bring this game to market and inspire the next generation of thinkers, and we appreciate your honest feedback and concerns.

 

espertus espertus February 12, 2014, 9:41 pm

FYI, I gave a copy of Robot Turtles to MIT professor Hal Abelson, who worked with Seymour Papert on bringing the original Logo to children. Hal asked me where the instructional video is. Does anyone know?

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Sinks May 9, 2014, 1:41 pm x

FYI, the team of teachers that I work with have used Logo for over 10 years with our K-8 students. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this game for it's compatibility with what we teach!

DanShapiro May 28, 2014, 6:09 pm x

Great question @espertus! I'll be shooting it shortly with Thinkfun - that means real videography instead of me in selfie-mode on my smartphone. :)

 

2collabor8 2collabor8 January 10, 2014, 5:32 pm

My son got this game for the holidays. He is only 4 and loves it! I started teaching him Code Combat a few months ago and this game helped him put into perspective what exactly he is doing when prompting commands. We've played 8 rounds today alone...I think he's hooked! Great educational tool for not only teaching the concepts behind programming, but also troubleshooting, directional theory, multitasking and focus. Mix in the fun of being silly as the Turtle Mover, and purposefully making mistakes for my son to catch me on; this game is truly fantastic!

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KeithIrwin KeithIrwin December 28, 2013, 8:07 am

Robot Turtles was a big hit this Christmas in our household. On Christmas day, my little one and her two cousins wanted to try it. We played for just over two hours and then put it away. I figured that would be it, but a couple of hours later they wanted to play some more. It also made a return appearance the next afternoon.

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ThatSlacker ThatSlacker December 12, 2013, 5:49 am

Since my daughter is an only child we've ended up with extra gems and extra turtles. So she's created new gameplay modes where she has to collect all the gems and all the turtles. She picks up the gems while the "picked up" turtles become a conga line behind her turtle. It adds a little complexity since her turtle can't turn around any more and can't do a tight circle.

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ypeng ypeng December 9, 2013, 4:58 am

My 4 years old daughter got the Robot Turtles as a birthday gift today. We played it and all like it. I'm glad to find out she can get understand the basic moves. The problem is the purple cards are missing. Not sure if it's possible to get them so Daddy, Mommy and 2 girls can play together.

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