In Professor Nod's Turtle Race there were four different plastic turtles, each representing the four different players. The idea was to roll a dice and race them around the board, in a similar manner to Snakes and Ladders, to the finish line. In Professor Nod's Turtle Race however, there were bridges you could cross as short cuts if you landed on them. Before you could cross them you had to ask Professor Nod (a plastic bust). You did this by inserting a card into a slot at the bottom of the best and he would either nod or shake his head. If he said 'no' you would have to take the long way round!