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Game Information


ChipWits is a fun and interactive game that challenges you to develop and refine your coding skills. In each mission, you control your robot by placing “chips” in a grid. These chips represent instructions like “Move Forward” or “Pick Up Item”. Some missions limit how many chips you can use, or require your instructions to be as efficient as possible. Other missions are completely open-ended and allow you to explore and make up your own objectives.

Whether or not you already know how to code, ChipWits is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for players of all ages and backgrounds. With modernized graphics, music, items, chips and puzzles, the reboot is even better than the multiple award-winning original game from 1984!

You’ll have a blast coding your own robot and exploring all the possibilities the game has to offer. Plus, you can compete with other players on global leaderboards and tackle new puzzles and missions that are posted all the time.

If you’re looking for a fresh and exciting way to learn coding, then ChipWits is the perfect game for you!

Screenshots and Artwork

This is preview artwork for the new version of the game.


No videos, yet.


The reboot of the game is not yet released. When reviewed, we will post reviews here.

Nostalgia Reviews

These are reviews for the original 1984 version of ChipWits.

One of the Top 10 Apple II/Mac Games of all time.


While RoboSport carried the basic mechanic to a multiplayer level in 1991, ChipWits gave us cute, programmable robots in 1984. Using a graphical language, gamers place tiles with simple commands that mean “move forward,” “turn right,” or “if there’s a cup of coffee, drink it.” Then the programmed robots totter through semi-random mazes full of traps and bonuses. The most efficient robots earn the highest scores. At its release, ChipWits was a standout game on the nascent Macintosh.

— Excerpt from, March 2008

“ChipWits is a program that every Mac user should have.”

— Byte Product of the Month Review

“If you have only one entertainment/educational program in the disk cabinet next to your Macintosh, ChipWits should be it.”

— Icon Review Magazine Review

“ChipWits is an excellent game, both in concept and implementation.”

— COMPUTE!’s Gazette Review

“A fantastic program that is as educational as it is entertaining… Hands-on trial and error environment combined with attractive screens and animation create a world where playing and learning become (as they should be) one and the same.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

— INFO64 Review

“We described ChipWits as a ‘revolutionary’ game package, and we think that when you see it you will agree. However, it’s more than just a game, it’s ‘edutainment’ at its best. In our opinion, the program is so innovative that it overleaps other education and game packages in the same manner that Filevision brought new concepts to the ‘data base jungle’. We predict without hesitation that ChipWits will become a cult favorite among Macintosh users and their children of whatever age.”

— MACazine Review (The full extensive and egoboosting MACazine review can be found here)

“… so much fun you won’t even realize you’ve been educated until you leave the environment. Young or old will delight in this educational treat.”

— The MACazine Best of ’85 Award blurb

“IBOL is nearly perfect introduction to programming for nonprogrammers.”

— MacUser 5-Mouse Review

“ChipWits from BrainPower is the best, certainly most enjoyable, introduction to programming concepts that we’ve seen. Its icon based language is wonderfully innovative, and the program’s design is both refreshing and highly educational.”

— MacUser’s Editor’s Choice 1985 Award

“ChipWits is delightful and delightfully easy to use… I found ChipWits to be highly educational as well as highly entertaining… I also found ChipWits to be very challenging and even addictive on the more difficult play levels…. It’s an excellent program that teaches by osmosis…”

— Commodore Power/Play Review

“Not too many reviews come with a guarantee, but this one guarantees that if you like programming, you’ll love ChipWits.”

— MacWorld Review

Company Bio

ChipWIts, Inc. was formed in September 2021 by Doug Sharp and Mark Roth for the purpose of creating a modernized version of ChipWits relevant to today’s audience. The Team Bio Page can be found here.

Nostalgia Artwork

This is artwork for the previous iterations of the game.


ChipWits has an all new sound track! We will post music clips here when available.