RoboRally

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Min Players: 
2
Max Players: 
8
Time: 
45

Description

Get ready for a crazy robot rally in this game of programming and debugging. Can you successfully navigate your robot through a chaotic warehouse filled with conveyer belts, rotating discs, and even other robots shooting lasers? Players have to visualize the path they want to take, and then program it using the cards available. Be careful, though. After each move the conveyer belts and rotating discs come to life. Did you remember to account for those changes?

This game works well for teaching the linear aspects of computer programming as it makes players account for changes that take place while a program is running. The large number of players supported also makes this an efficient game for library or classroom use. During instructional use, we would recommend ignoring the rules about laser fire so that students can focus on just driving their robots. There will be enough chaos even without the lasers!