Turing Tumble: Gaming on a Mechanical Computer

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Paul Boswell

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Build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. Escape planet Eniac and discover how computers work.
Backers: 4198
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $404,072 of $48,000
Dates: May 30th -> Jun 29th (30 days)
Project By: Paul Boswell
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Latest News

This is it! 24 hours and $35k to go.

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Just $35,000 away from the final stretch goal and 24 hours left on the clock. The posts about the final giveaway are now up on our Twitter page and our Facebook page. Please share them and let's see if we can reach that goal! Thank you all so much!... (Read More)

$361,000?!? Turing-completely incredible!

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
When Alyssa and I began this Kickstarter, we were hopeful, but not at all confident. We couldn't afford a marketing firm, we didn't have a Facebook or Twitter following, and we had no idea what to expect. We spent two months preparing: We got a... (Read More)

Additional game copies, add-ons, an international shipping update, and the free kittens

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Holy smokes, folks! 3,000+ backers and getting close to $300,000! This is absolutely amazing. Let's get down to business. How to order additional game copies  Many of you have asked how you can order additional copies of Turing Tumble. For example,... (Read More)

A Turing Tumble Emulator!

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
First of all, thank you for your great ideas! I spent a good chunk of the day following up on them and sending off emails. We'd love to hear any more ideas you have on promotion, too. They've been very, very helpful. Ok, now for the main event. This... (Read More)

Remember what happens at $250,000?

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
I'll give you a hint. :) Wow, we can't thank you enough. Before the Kickstarter, I was asking for quotes on 500 assemblies. Today, I asked for quotes on 5,000 assemblies. It felt SO good.  This has been an adventure like nothing else. Alyssa and I... (Read More)

T-shirt Design

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We have had some people ask what the t-shirt will look like, so here are photos of the front and back. The back IS a real puzzle solution, but you will have to figure out which one. Not guaranteeing you will look as cute as our 3 year old!      (Read More)

$200,000 stretch goal unlocked!

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
*Click*  That's the satisfying sound of your sturdy Turing Tumble magnetic box closing in your future. We reached our second stretch goal! This is wonderful! We added a set of 4 new stretch goals, and it looks as though these will indeed be a... (Read More)

Fun event on Facebook going on NOW through tomorrow!

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday we topped 2,000+ backers and today we are 400% funded! Holy moly!!    People have asked Paul and I over and over again, "Did you expect this?" Absolutely not! We talked again today about how difficult we thought it would be to reach our... (Read More)

Turing Tumble is now EU-friendly!

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, to tell you truth, we were always fond of those who live in the EU. But now, if you live in the EU, we cover customs fees, too! We have enough international backers that we can distribute Turing Tumble from several locations worldwide. Besides... (Read More)

Well that was fast.

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
At midnight last night, we saw Kickstarter awarded us Project of the Day! That means we've been on the front page of Kickstarter all day. We also had a booth at the Minneapolis Maker Faire (which was fantastic!). Together, those things gave us a big... (Read More)

We have our first two stretch goals!

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve spoken with a manufacturer and confirmed our first two stretch goals:  Stretch goal #1: We’ve heard from many of you that with kids at home or in classrooms, it's important to be able to glance at the box and see that all the pieces are... (Read More)

Two new funding levels

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We're still working through our stretch goals, but we'll have at least one finalized this evening. Unfortunately, the free kittens *might* not be a possibility. In the meantime, some of you asked for a way to get 2 or 3 copies of Turing Tumble, so we... (Read More)

Wow! Over 200%!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
It's been amazing to talk with some of you the last couple days! We're so grateful for your encouragement and we've heard some brilliant ideas for enhancing the game. This is really fun! We're thinking about stretch goals now. A stretch goal is a new... (Read More)


May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We can't tell you how grateful we are. And EXCITED! Turing Tumble hit its goal in 14 hours thanks to you. We celebrated a little tonight and are already planning and scheming for this next phase. It looks like we're going to get more funding than we... (Read More)

This Brilliant Mechanical Computer Is Built for Gaming

May 30th - via: popularmechanics.com
Turing Tumble is a computing "board game" for kids and adults alike. (Read More)

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