Screen-Free Coding Games

The Screen-Free Coding Games Kit includes 10 different games that help children develop the logical foundations for programming computers. While having fun playing the games, children are developing a logical mindset and learning basic computer concepts like algorithms, writing code, debugging, and functions.

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Age Range

4 - 8+ (see individual game descriptions for recommended ages)

 

Contents

  • Let's Go Code! Activity Set
  • Bits and Bytes Card Game
  • Coder Bunnyz
  • Coder Minz – Coding Game for AI Learners
  • Robot Wars – Coding Strategy Game
  • Code Master Programming Logic Game
  • On the Brink – Game 1 in the //Code Programming Game Series
  • Rover Control – Game 2 in the //Code Programming Game Series
  • Robot Repair – Game 3 in the //Code Programming Game Series
  • Resource binder containing instructions for each game

 

Let's Go Code activity set contents

Let's Go Code! Activity Set

Children will have fun while building gross motor skills by stepping, hopping, and turning. This set introduces children to early coding and programming ideas without electronics. The full-color guide includes sample mazes and a coding overview.

Age Range: 5+

Contents

  • 20 EVA foam mats
  • 20 Coding cards
  • Features the following die-cut pieces:
    • 2 Robots
    • 2 Gears
    • 2 Springs
    • 2 Arrows
    • 2 Xs

 

 

Bits & Bytes Card Game

Bits & Bytes is an exciting and fun card game that teaches children the fundamentals of computer coding and STEM skills, without the children realising they are learning to code. The game is simple to play the entertaining backstory helps familiarize children with how computers physically work.

Age Range: 4+

Players: 2-4

Contents

  • 100 Cards divided as follows:
    • 60 Grid cards
    • 2 CPU cards
    • 4 Bug cards
    • 4 Function gem cards
    • 32 Blank cards
    • 18 Wall cards
  • 32 Instruction cards
    • 12 Move forward
    • 4 Turn around
    • 8 Turn left
    • 8 Turn right
  • 4 Program (character) cards
    • 1 Bit
    • 1 Byte
    • 1 Perl
    • 1 Data
  • 4 Planet cards

 

 

Coder Bunnyz

Welcome to the Coder Bunnyz farm! It's the home of four special Bunnyz: Hopsy, Flopsy, Bingo and Disco! Program your Bunny to a fun destination – the carnival, park, school or zoo. Be sure to feed the carrot to give energy. Code to jump over the puddle and hop around the fences. Game includes 13 levels that teach basic, advanced, strategy and pro coding.

Age Range: 4+

Players: 1-4

Contents

  • 1 Game board
  • 4 Decks of instruction cards, each with 54 code cards
  • 42 Game element tokens
    • 4 Bunny tokens
    • 4 Destinations
    • 4 Bug fixit!
    • 4 Carrots
  • 16 Fences
  • 10 Puddles
  • 1 Dice
  • 1 Rule book with 13 game levels
  • Sample mazes (available online)

 

 

Coder Mindz

Age Range: 6+

Players: 2-4

Contents

  • 1 Game board
  • 4 Decks each with 54 code cards
  • 4 Bot tokens
  • 16 Image tokens
  • 1 Die
  • 1 Rule book

 

 

Robot Wars Coding Strategy Game

Players are being tested against their skills of instructing robots through the war, in an artificial war zone. First one to reach the middle grid of the board wins and will be selected as Commander of Robots. Select color of your choice for CELEB and shoot through enemies as you approach the winning grid. This game takes approximatey 30-60 minutes.

Age Range: 7+

Players: 2-4

Contents

  • 1 Game board
  • 4 CELEB game markers (Command Executing Laser Equipped Bot)
  • 1 Rule book
  • 1 Deck of instruction cards
  • 1 Deck of resource cards
  • 8 Shoot forward cards
  • 4 Rotate and shoot cards

 

 

Code Master Programming Logic Game

In Code Master, your Avatar will travel to an exotic world in search of power Crystals. For all 60 levels, you'll have to use programming logic to help your Avatar collect the Crystals and land at the Portal. Think carefully, in each level, only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success.

Age Range: 8+

Players: 1

Contents

  • 1 Avatar
  • 1 Portal
  • 6 Crystals
  • 10 Maps with 60 levels (beginner to expert)
  • 12 Guide scrolls
  • 12 Action tokens
  • 8 Conditional tokens
  • Instructions with solutions

 

 

CODE:// On the Brink

Game one in the //CODE Programming game series

Age Range: 8+

Players: 1+

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CODE:// Rover Control

Game two in the //CODE Programming game series

Age Range: 8+

Players: 1+

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CODE:// Robot Repair

Game three in the CODE// Programming game series

Age Range: 8+

Players: 1+

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This STEM Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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