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About

What makes The Turing Test unique?

- You will end up being either a human or a robot. Robots must always tell the truth and cannot use cards that directly harm a human.  Humans can choose to lie but cannot use robot action cards.

- Also, at a higher reward tier, you can have the 6 character cards customized with your friends and families names (or nicknames) on them.

The Turing Test is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. Alan Turing proposed that a human evaluator could determine if a machine had true artificial intelligence based having a conversation with the machine to see if it answered with human-like responses.  If you don't know who Alan Turing is, see the movie The Imitation Game.

This card game is based on that premise. In the future, humans and robots co-exist and the lines between man and machinery become more blurred each day. Now it has come to a head and humans wish to eradicate all humanoid robots from the world. Robots, unable to do harm to their human counterparts, try desperately to turn human against human so that they eliminate their threat. Who will win, man or machine? You decide the outcome.

In the game, each player will be either a human or a robot.  But their identity will be hidden from the other players.  Players must begin to try to learn the identity of the other players so they can use various tools at their disposal to eliminate them.  The true twist to the game is that a robot must always tell the truth while a human has the choice to lie.  See how that dynamic works in the game by reading the rules below.

Here are some examples of the card designs used in the game. Photos and art by Sergey Nivens.  Cards are high-quality and printed on premium 310gsm (linen) stock.

A few examples of some Human cards:

 A few examples of the Robot cards:

There are 18 cards total.  6 characters (4 humans and 2 robots) and 12 action cards. Each card contains a marker in the top-right corner signifying if it can be used by ahuman or a robot.

1. Take out the 6 character cards. 
2. Shuffle them and deal one card to each player face down. 
3. Take the remaining 2 character cards and shuffle them back in with the rest of the cards. 
4. Deal each player 4 cards face down and place the remaining two cards next to each other, face down in the middle of the table.
5. Place the 6 sticks in the center of the table. The yellow sticks (4) represent humans and the white sticks (2) for robots.
6. Each player takes the robot or human card and plays it face down in front of them. 

Step 1: Declare your race

Place a character card (either a human or robot card) face down.  Then announce what you are.  This is important as it determines what types of cards you can play for your action.

Note: It is possible that you have both a robot and a human card.  If this is the case, choose one to become that race this turn.  The next turn you can change races if you want.

If you are a robot, you must tell everyone you are a robot as robots cannot lie.  Unless you have an Emotion Chip card, then you can lie and tell everyone you are a human if you want.

If you are a human, you can tell people you are a human or lie and tell them you are a robot.

Step 2: Play a card

A player can take ONE action. Here are the available actions depending on what you SAID your character is:

Human
- Trade one of your cards for a card in the middle
- Or, play an action card with an "H" in the corner. If an action kills another player, the dead player discards ALL of their character cards and gives their other cards to the other player.
- Or, you can pass, but you are open to being "Challenged" (see rules below)

Robot
- Trade one of your cards for a card from another player. You select one of their cards at random and then you give them one of your cards you select
- Or, play an action card with an "R" in the corner.  If an action kills another player, the dead player discards ALL of their character cards and gives their other cards to the other player.
- Or, you can pass, but you are open to being "Challenged" (see rules below)

If you pass on your turn, you can be challenged.

Here is how a challenge is resolved: 

1. The player who challenged you tells everyone if your face down character card is a robot or a human.

2. You flip over your character card and prove them right or wrong.  If you are who they said you are, you lose.  If you are not what they said you are, they lose.  If they lose, you can pick up your character card and put it back in your hand.  Then choose the same card or a different character card if you have it and re-declare what race you are.  

3. Loser discards ALL of their character cards and takes out a stick for each character killed.  They give the rest of their cards to the winner.

The game is over when there is only one type of race alive, either humans or robots. If there are only humans left, there can be only one left alive. The sticks in the middle of the table help everyone keep track of how many of each (robot and humans) are left in the game.

Risks and challenges

Every game designer has that moment where all of the pieces finally come together and their ideas becomes a reality. The Turing Test has crossed that line and is no longer just an idea but is now an actual game. The card designs have been finalized, the printing press is ready and all that remains in your interest in playing this new and exciting tabletop card game.

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    One (1) copy of The Turing Test tabletop card game. Includes playing cards and 6 player sticks to denote how many humans and robots are left in the game.

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    One copy will be signed by the game designer. Use one copy to play with and the other as a collector's item.

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    Two (2) copies of a custom version of The Turing Test. You can add your friends and families names to the 6 character cards. For example, one card could say "Uncle Bob" and another say "Eric the Red". We don't care what names you pick, just keep them a reasonable length.

    Includes your custom playing cards and 6 player sticks to denote how many humans and robots are left in the game.

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    Ten (10) copies of a custom version of The Turing Test. You can add your friends and families names to the 6 character cards. For example, one card could say "Uncle Bob" and another say "Eric the Red". We don't care what names you pick, just keep them a reasonable length.

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