Timeline games have always been fun, easy to learn and play. In the case of Timeline Historical Events highly educational, and with the Star Wars Timeline epsiode IV, V, VI and Timeline Star Wars Episodes I, II, III just pure movie based fun. There is though a wide range of different subjects covered by the Timeline series Inventions, Music & Cinema, Science & Discoveries and General Interest as just a few examples, and they acan all be mixed together as well!
The Latest addition though... is British History.
Time to take a look inside!!
down to how it plays, the recommended number of starting cards is 4 per
player, which does not sound like much, but if you have 4 players
that's 16 cards in your timeline overall. The rules suggest you can
increase the number of cards depending on players, so for a two player
game you may want 10 each, or whatever you may prefer. The idea is to
get rid of all your cards, the first player to do so wins.
After a few rounds the timeline grows, making guesses a bit more tricky, i mean the initial range of things make it fairly easy, but hen it gets close, like Satellites?? the first motorway? Postcodes? stuffs getting tricky there.
So that's the game, its really that simple in theory. Though in
practice the guesses can get a bit tricky, which makes it fun. There is
such a wide variety of events, from Britain becoming an island to leaving the EU this year, so there are going to be cards you know,
and cards that make you think "oh I am not sure, maybe here" you may be
lucky, or you may be wrong and draw another card.
Its elegantly simple in its execution, proving you do not need pages of rules for a fun game. If you are worried about its replay value, the other sets i mentioned can be mixed in to add huge variety to the game and many more
challenges, increasing its replay value massively, and its educational
value for all involved.
speaking of educational... i think this is excellent! Being a a history fan i think not enough history is taught in the classroom, and this game could really remedy it, its an excellent learning device, connecting images with dates and seeing it all laid out as you create it helps learn, helps you judge where things should be in time, and hopefully generates the urge to go and learn more about those bits of history as well!
All in all a great little game, that can be picked up for RRP £13.99 so
it wont break the bank and is available in your local Waterstones.. If
you can not find it there try your local game stores here, its the perfect pressie for someone who loves history, or to help people learn it.