Everyone in the family enjoys tinkering with setup and results - it resides on the harvest table at the cottage. Thank you to AlanTuring for your hard work and genius during WW2 in breaking the Enigma Code and to the Turing Tumber, a legacy of your work. Turing Tumbler marble powered computing device is a better than any screen.
The reviews I read before buying were pretty accurate - it is a great activity, and there are few annoyances, easily resolved. Pros: Great construction, good storage, and most important the game itself is fun and challenging for our 14 and 10 year old (we've only done the first 10 or so though). Cons: The start triggers do set off randomly, so we stuck little bits of blutack under them while we filled the board. If the connector (between trigger and ball release) gets in the way of the bits, take the connector off, turn it around, and reattach. You should find that it sits further off the board. You can't just press start and release all the balls at once; they'll come down too fast and can fly off the board. Hold the start lever down just long enough to release a ball, then push it back up. You'll probably need to hold it up. Take your time lol. We're all going to enjoy working our way through, thank you!
An awesome learning & bonding experience for both myself and 8yr old son. He just independently completed level 34/60 last night. I have since repurchased as a combined Christmas present for a blended family with 6 children from 8-21 years. I was also impressed with the fast reliable postage just before Christmas.
Our 4 yr old loves this as a toy alternating between having competitions and just seeing what happens as it runs. As he develops this will continue to add learning and points of interest, will be a favourite for years to come. Only downside, very awkward to add/remove the balls, something to collect & insert would be easy to add.
Turing Tumble is a great machine. Great learning tool. Great activity for any age. My daughter is only 5 and at some point she wanted to work on an activity unattended. We lost a couple of spheres but with the help of an amazing representative we manage to get this set of extra balls. Thank you!!!!