Robert Turtles is a board game that aspires to teach children the basic language of programming. It’s a game you play with your favorite 3 to 8-year-old that cleverly teaches programming essentials. After all, learning how to think like a programmer is just as important as a spoken language these days.
The game is deceptively easy: kids have a set of action cards that can move their turtle game piece on the board. An adult moves the turtles in accordance with those cards. The little programmers put instruction cards down, driving the turtles through the maze, but the grownup is the computer, executing commands on the board. Says the creator: “at its heart, Robot Turtles is a game about bossing around adults. Just like programming is about bossing around computers”.