Code On the Brink Review (ThinkFun)

Code On the Brink
What It Is

Learn about computers and computer programing without using a computer. Thinkfun's Code Programming Game Series's "On The Brink" teaches the computer concepts of "sequencing" and "procedures," through a series of fun challenges that center around helping a robot, which has a predetermined path using a certain colors scheme and directions. This is the first game in the set of three Code Programming games. To play this game, select a challenge and the appropriate movement cards. Then determine where to place the movement cards with in the control panel and check your path against the solution booklet to see that your bot can travel safely from start to finish. 

Is It Fun?

If you love the second and third games in this series, you'll like this one. It is not as complex nor abstract as the other two, but it is still fun and challenging. Also, unlike the other games in the series, this one isn't really played on the board and has the least number of pieces. If you're new to this game series the instructions of the game can be a little challenging to comprehend at first, but once they are understood, the game becomes highly addictive, especially for those who love problem solving.

Who It’s For

This board game is recommended for ages 8 and up, but we recommend having an adult on hand at first to explain the game's instructions. This game is ideal for kids, and adults alike, who enjoy tech, computers and electronics as well as solving puzzles and problems.

What To Be Aware Of

With 40 challenge courses to be solved and 4 progressive levels, it is important to start at the beginning and work your way through the challenges in order, as they build on each other. Also, this game has the least amount of pieces compared to the other games in the series. Thus, it is less interactive. Also, the game is played primarily inside the challenging booklet and not on a board. However, with this game having the least amount of pieces in the series, it does make it ideal for travel or long car rides.

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