Turtle Masters only need to know the basics to start playing. For the Turtle Mover, however, there’s a little more to it. Here are the answers to some of the questions your Turtle Masters might ask and some tips so that they get the most out of Robot Turtles.
Can everybody win?
Yes, every Turtle Master can win by getting a Jewel.
Does it matter which Jewel you get?
Yes, you should get the Jewel that matches the color of your Turtle.
What happens to the player who finishes first?
You remove their Jewel and Turtle from the board and they get to cheer on everyone else. For more advanced players, allow them to stay on the board and continue melting Ice Walls to help their fellow Turtles.
Can Turtle Masters move their own Turtles?
No. There are many reasons, but the main one is that it’s much more fun for kids to get to boss grownups around! Plus, think of the Turtle Movers as the computer. The Turtle Masters write the program and the computer carries it out!
How seriously should I take my role as Turtle Mover?
Very seriously. We are asking you to do something out of the ordinary, to be playful while your Turtle Master “bosses you around.” What is really happening through this process is that you are opening a comfortable and trusted space for the child to explore, learn about consequences, and exhibit perseverance.
Can someone be both a Turtle Mover and a Turtle Master in the same game?
No; everyone else will feel like it’s unfair. However, in a pinch, if everyone agrees to follow all the rules, players can be Turtle Movers for each other.
Can a kid be the Turtle Mover?
Yes! Kids can be Turtle Movers once they’re very good at the game. This is a great way for older kids to play with younger siblings.