When it comes to computers, I pretty much have the intelligence of a potato. To me, they are magic boxes filled with gnomes and sprites. They work most of the time, but occasionally the Lilliputian workers go on a coffee break and things don’t work. Well, Potato Pirates, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter, aims to teach you about coding (which I hear is a computer-thing) via a game where you mash, whip, roast, and fry your opponents.
From the campaign:
Roast your friends. Code your attacks. Save Potato King.
Potato Pirates combines potatoes, programming, and piracy into a carbo-loaded card game perfect for the classroom, family day, or even game night with friends. It teaches anyone age 6 & up, 10 hours worth of programming concepts in 30 minutes, all without a computer!
There are 7 Potato King cards hidden at random in the deck. Be the first to collect all 7 Potato King cards by roasting, mashing and frying other potato pirates. Power up your attacks with programming concepts such as loops and conditionals. Alternatively, eliminate all enemies and be the last Potato Pirate sailing to win the game.
The Kickstarter campaign is over 3x funded with still 28 days left to get in on the action.