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Robot Turtles is the the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history. It sneakily teaches programming fundamentals to kids ages 3+.
Robot Turtles is the the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history. It sneakily teaches programming fundamentals to kids ages 3+.
13,765 backers pledged $631,230 to help bring this project to life.
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Robot Turtles: The Board Game for Little Programmers

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    Grateful Turtle: My Thanks

    Thank you for your support! Every dollar helps bring these adorable robotic terrapins in to existence.

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    Early Turtle: Full Game with Discount

    The early turtle gets the discount! You get the full game, scheduled to ship in time for Christmas. Delivery for Chanukah is less likely, because... seriously, November this year?
    While I can't guarantee that your favorite little one will be the next Steve Jobs or Ada Lovelace, I can tell you you're going to have a lot of fun with turtles. See below for more details.

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    Robot Turtle: Full Game

    Same as Early Turtle, at the regular price of $40. See below for more details.

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    Thank-you Turtle: Letter & Game

    Your kid is going to be very happy. In addition to the full game, your child(ren) get a full-color letter, addressed to them by name, with an inked turtle-foot signature on the bottom. You get to choose which turtle sends it too. And inside the game box? Their name is in the credits in the manual! See below for more details.

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    Triple Turtles: Holiday 3-pack

    Not one, not two, but three teams of turtles will march their way to your door. Not only do you get to stockpile games for when they go out of print in the inevitable turtle-pocalypse, you get three for the price of two! One for your family, one for a gift, and one to give away to the school auction come Spring. See below for more details.

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    Laser Turtles: Incredible 3D Edition

    All tiles get laser-cut 3D upgrades! The ice walls are transparent acrylic with mirrored blue bases that become puddles when melted. The stone walls are made of hardwood plywood. And the robot gems are actual semiprecious gemstones. For ages 12+. See below for more details.

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    Ten Turtles: School-size Deca-pack

    A very noble cause. Get 10 Robot Turtle games (for the price of 6.5 of them) so an entire class can play. The only way to overrun your pre-school with turtle programming goodness. Gift it to your local educational institution, parcel out to share with friends, or resell on ebay in 12 months for a massive profit. You decide! See below for more details.

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    Art Turtle: Limited Edition Print

    Everything in the Thank-You Turtle tier above, plus a limited edition print "Turtles Playing Turtles" by award-winning children's book illustrator Matthew Cordell. One of 25 giclee prints on archival watercolor paper, signed by the artist and made out to your family or child(ren). Print will arrive before the game. See below for more details.

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    Art Historian Turtle: Limited Edition Print

    Everything in the Turtle Historian tier above, plus a limited edition print "Turtles Playing Turtles" by award-winning children's book illustrator Matthew Cordell. One of 25 giclee prints on archival watercolor paper, signed by the artist and made out to your family or child(ren). Print will arrive before the game. See below for more details.

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    Turtle Terraformer: Unique Game

    We'll brainstorm together and you will get your own, custom Robot Turtles (or Obedient Llamas, or Well Heeled-Pinnipeds) board game. Your kids' faces on the turtles? No problem. Want boulders so you can play Turtle Sokoban? You got it, plus three glorious copies of your masterpiece to treasure and share. You'll even get the original digital art assets that are unique to your game plus a one-of-a-kind high-resolution print poster of your box art. See below for more details.

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    Turtle Entrepreneur: Dinner with Dan

    Spend a day together learning everything I know about starting companies, getting in to top-tier accelerator programs, raising money from outside investors, and managing a startup to success. Plus I'll share everything I've learned about the Robot Turtles experience. See below for more details (and a brief bio on me).

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    Boardgame Turtle: Me & Richard Tait

    Join me in Seattle for everything in the Turtle Entrepreneur package, PLUS dinner with Cranium Inc. founder and CEO Richard Tait. Bring your designs, prototypes, napkin art, or wild-eyed ideas for discussion. See below for more details.

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    Tabletop Turtle: Me & Jordan Weisman

    Join me in Seattle for a day and get everything in the Turtle Entrepreneur package, PLUS dinner with gaming legend Jordan Weisman, creator of Shadowrun, Battletech, Mechwarrior, and most recently Golem Arcana (now on Kickstarter). We'll have dinner and drinks at Cafe Mox and share conversation over your choice of game (including Golem Arcana and/or Robot Turtles prototypes). See below for more details.

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    Turtle Historian: Collector's Edition

    First, as soon as the Kickstarter ends, you'll get all the images from the game as a print-and-play PDF immediately. If you want to give the game as a gift for an October birthday, you and Kinkos can make that happen! Second, you'll get one of the first boxes off the assembly line, hand-signed by me. No ground shipping for you; these turtles will be airlifted from Turtle Production Facility #1 in Michigan direct to your door. And to round it out you'll get a copy of the full game in the snail mail so you have one to play with while you bequeath the fancy one to your next of kin. See below for more details.

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    Transmedia Turtle: Me & Elan Lee

    Join me in Seattle for everything in the Turtle Entrepreneur package, PLUS dinner with the creator of transmedia gaming (and Chief Design Officer of Xbox Entertainment Studios), Emmy-award winner Elan Lee. Bring your designs, prototypes, napkin art, or wild-eyed ideas for discussion. See below for more details.

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