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//CODE: Programming Game Series

ThinkFun Inc.

Age: 8 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $19.99

MSRP (USD): $14.99

Production Status: In Stores

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Manufacturer Description

With the popularity of coding education, more parents are seeking at home solutions to help their children achieve programming literacy. ThinkFun believes that board games can provide a fun and educational way to teach key programming concepts, both preparing students for a computer science education and helping them develop critical thinking and logical reasoning skills that can be applied to other subjects. The //CODE series addresses key concepts including loops, conditionals, and Boolean Logic in an unplugged setting, making them an excellent resource in the classroom and at home. Games like ‘On the Brink,’ ‘Rover Control,’ and ‘Robot Repair’ are a key part of ThinkFun’s mission to provide affordable offline coding games that empower parents to take their children’s 21st century education into their own hands.; //CODE: On The Brink (model #1901) Teaches PROCEDURES through single or collaborative play using 40 beginner to expert challenges. On the Brink is the first in a series of games designed to build the mental skills needed to fully grasp the concept of coding. All of the games are screen-free for a unique, unplugged play experience. Each of the 40 On the Brink challenges contains a map of colored squares. Each color has pre-programmed moves for your Robot to perform. Use your problem-solving skills to determine the moves that will successfully get your Robot from start to finish. On the Brink is a fun and challenging step up from more simple sequencing games like Robot Turtles. Contents: Control Panel; 40 Challenge Booklet; 1 Robot; 18 Movement Cards; Instruction Manual; //CODE: Rover Control (model #1902) Teaches CONTROL STRUCTURES through single or collaboartive play using 40 beginner to expert challenges. Rover Control is the second in a series of games designed to build the mental skills needed to fully grasp the concept of coding. All of the games are screen free for a unique, unplugged play experience. Each of the 40 Rover Control challenges contains a map. The trouble is, the pathways on the map are colorless and the Rover is programmed to only travel on colored pathways. You’ll need to figure out how to color the pathways so the Rover can complete its mission. Rover Control is a fun and challenging step up from our award winning programming logic game Code Master. Contents: 4 Terrain Maps; Booklet with 40 Challenges; 3 Erasable Markers; 7 Station Tokens; 4 Start and End Tokens; Sample Storage Card; Solution Booklet; //CODE: Robot Repair™ (#1903) Teaches BOOLEAN LOGIC through single or collaborative play using 40 beginner to expert challenges. Robot Repair is the third in a series of games designed to build the mental skills needed to fully grasp the concept of coding. All of the games are screen-free for a unique, unplugged play experience. In each of the 40 Robot Repair challenges you’re given a robot to fix. Within the Robots are wires that need to be activated by Power Cells. Using logical deduction and the clues given, insert the Power Cells correctly and repair the robots. Contents: 4 Robot Circuit Boards; Booklet with 40 Challenges; Solution Booklet; 20 True/False Tokens; 9 On/Off Tokens; 10 Power Cell Tokens; Instruction Manual