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Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Entertainment, Science |

Monopoly launch special edition of Alan Turing

Monopoly launch special edition of Alan Turing

This 2012 will celebrate 100 years of the birth of , a pioneer of computer science. Various tributes have been made in his honor, including a special edition of the classic game, which apparently Turing was a fan. The cryptographer used to play with the mathematician Max Newman and his family. Both were colleagues at school British government encryption.

Instead of playing the traditional board we all know, used one hand made, which was recently discovered in the attic of the family home Newman. The drawing board is on display in the museum at Bletchley Park in England, and the special edition of the game will integrate a copy of this drawing.

The board also has some modifications, changing places typical London locations that were important in the life of Turing.

Google already bought 1,000 copies of this special edition, helping with the production of this game, and donated to Bletchley Park to help raise funds for a reconstruction project of heritage. During World War II, Bletchley Park was where the main center was located decryption UK where Turing worked cryptographers including deciphering the Enigma and Lorenz machines of Nazi Germany.

Links:
The other Turing test: Codebreaker’s beloved Monopoly pays him the ultimate compliment (The Independent)
Pre Order: Turing Monopoly – Special Edition (Bletchley Park)

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