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Timeline: Inventions - Peg Edition

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2 - 8 Players
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"Really fun for anyone"
5 stars"
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Whether you know a lot, or nothing at all this game is fun, you can guess and still manage to win, or you can be sure of yourself and still stuff it up. Either way, the tension builds as you get closer to victory and it all rides on whether the thermometer came before or after the compass…


Guess the date of creation for dozens of inventions!

Was the light bulb invented after or before glasses? With Timeline, learn the answer to this question and thousands of others by comparing your knowledge or hunches to historic reality. At the beginning of the game, players all get the same number of cards representing monumnets, inventions, etc. At the back of each card is a date.

To begin, one card is randomly drawn from those not given to players. This is placed in the middle of the table, date-side up and is the starting point of a chronological line which will slowly be built by players. The first player then chooses one of their cards. If the player thinks that the invention on their card came before that of the initial card, the player places their card to the left of the initial card. The player's card is then turned date-side up. If the player was right, it remains on the table. Otherwise, the card is discarded and a new one must be drawn to replace it. Play proceeds clockwise. The more cards which are correctly played, the harder it is to correctly place new ones!

The first player to get rid of their cards wins.

2–8 players. 15 minutes playing time.

Release date NZ
November 1st, 2011
Number of Players
Play Time
15-20 minutes
Recommended Age
8 years or over
  • Historical
  • Sci-Fi
Board Game Type
Card Game
Board Game Requirement
Base Game
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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