My middle school daughter loves coding. She is already familiar with several coding applications and she is very interested in robotics. Along with most other activities, this involves extensive screen time. When I received the opportunity to review Rover Control by Think Fun, we were very interested. At first my daughter was a little disappointed because the Rover Game pieces didn’t move around the board upon completion. However, after the first or second puzzle, she quickly began to see the challenges that awaited her and she started skipping ahead to see if she could solve the harder ones. The Rover Control has terrain boards for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert. As the levels advance, the challenges not only include getting from Start to Finish using the red-green-blue patterns but also including have to stop at charging stations, data upload stops and even the need to collect terrain samples.
The puzzles are definitely challenging and can even work in a group setting as mom, dad and teenager were sitting together figuring the best way to solve a higher intermediate puzzle. This puzzle game can be played in small segments of time or you could spend hours going through the challenges. There is also a solution book to check your decisions or if you are totally stumped (yes I peeked once because I was clueless). This is a definite thumbs up for Game Night, as a solo game, from clubs and scouting, Hour of Code – it is awesome. ThinkFun currently has three games in this series – Rover Control is number two. I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
You can also check Pep’s video review out too: