Timeline Card Game Review

Timeline card game review dillydrops.co.ukThis month, we have been reviewing the Science and Discoveries Timeline card game from Asmodee/Esdevium Games. There are five different versions of this game; Historical Events, Inventions, Music & Cinema, Science & Discoveries and General Interest (RRP £12.99 for each game).

S had a good read of the Timeline packaging
S had a good read of the Science & Discoveries Timeline packaging
We liked the simple instructions
We liked the simple instructions

We were dealt four cards each.  We had to keep the dates face down on the table so that we couldn’t see them.  We looked at the date for the card on top of the pile in the middle of the table.  This was the card to start our Timeline.  S chose one of his four cards, that described a Scientific event or Discovery.  He then had to decide whether it happened before or after the event on our Timeline.  He was very pleased that he got it right!

We set up the game
We set up the game
Good quality cards
Good quality cards.  S made an educated guess that the Discovery of blood types happened after 1533.  He turned the card over to check if he was right.
S guessed correctly where on the timeline this card should go
S guessed correctly where on the timeline this card should go. He could chose either before or after the events already there or even in the middle of two events.

When it was my turn, I got some wrong.  This meant that I had to return my card to the box and pick up another card from the central pile.

Our Timeline grew
Our Timeline grew
Timeline card game from Esdevium Games
Timeline card game from Esdevium Games

We all really enjoyed playing this game.  It really made all of us think.  It was amazing how much we learned from playing for even fifteen minutes.  The game came in a lovely tin so we will be able to take this on our travels, just as we do with our Dobble game.  There is also an option of buying more of the Timeline card game sets and using them all together to make the game trickier.  What a great game!

 

You can find our reviews of Pictopia, Hotel Tycoon and Dobble here.

Disclosure:  We were given this game for the purposes of this review.  All opinions are honest and my own.

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