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.