Saturday, 19 November 2016

Timeline British History Game (age 8+) Review and Christmas Giveaway

Timeline is a fantastic series of card games from Asmodee. Suitable for anyone aged around 8+, the aim of the game is for 2-8 players to put the events shown on the cards into correct date order. It may be history, but don't let that put you off, this can be a quick-paced game and children are often as good at making guesses as adults are!


I love the Timeline games, and we've been sent the newest edition in the series for review - Timeline British History. Also available are Inventions, Science & Discoveries, Historical Events, General Interest, Music & Cinema and Star Wars.


One of the features of Asmodee games is that they care about what happens when you've finished playing, and Timeline games are stored in their own beautiful metal tin. Not only attractive to look at, they are compact for travelling and taking to friend's houses, and will outlast the cards, unlike a cardboard box.


The cards range from pre-history and the formation of the British Isles, right up until the present day and the Brexit vote. With 110 cards no major historical event is missed, and it's astounding how many were familiar to even my 6 year old. You find that most times you guesstimate, using clues with what you know from History, or clothing or how people lived, and then The Great Fire Of London or the Manchester Commonwealth Games come along and everyone knows the exact year.


Gameplay is really very simple and easy to get the hang of. Each card has 2 sides - one is dated and one is not. At the beginning of a round each player is dealt 4 cards, and in turn players place their cards where they believe they belong in the timeline, turning them over to see if they are correct. If they are wrong they need to take another card from the stack. The winner is the first player holding no cards.


My family really enjoyed playing Timeline British History. Each round only takes about 10 minutes, so it's actually a handy card game to fill 20 minutes, and quite stunning just how quickly you start to remember the order of some key moments in history - including things like Women being allowed to vote, or the introduction of potatoes!


Timeline British History is made by Asmodee and distributed by Esdevium Games. The rrp is £13.99 and it is available from all good game and toy stores including online from Amazon.

Esdevium Games have very kindly offered a copy of Timeline British History for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below and they will try their best to get your game to you in time for Christmas.


The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will end at midnight Wednesday 14th December. For full terms and conditions please see the bottom of the Gleam form - you can see my other giveaways here...

Timeline British History Game (age 8+) Review and Giveaway

40 comments:

  1. Being from blackburn id include Alfed Wainwright in my timeline -hes has a bridge named after him -unfortunately not many people know who he is

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  2. it would have to be the era of henry the 8th

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  3. Sinking of the titanic. Man though he was infallible, he was wrong.

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  4. The Battle of Hastings

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  5. The signing of the declaration of independence,

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  6. I think the time of Queen Victoria, always sounds so interesting to me :)

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  7. The Coventry Blitz as it's important local history :-)

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  8. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II .... actually there are soooo so many !!

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  9. It would have to be the Coronation of Victoria

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  10. the gret fire of northampton as im from northampton, whole town nearly burned down

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  11. Would love to have been around during Cromwell's time

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  12. The queens wedding 👰

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  13. That's a long time ago lol I think it would have to be WWII because it effected my family so much.

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  14. The defeat of the Spanish Armada

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  15. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and the creation of the Church of England - the most defining event in English History x

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  16. I would have loved to have seen the Queen's coronation xx

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  17. Samuel Compton inventing the Spinning Mule - an important local event

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  18. I'd include England's World Cup win in 1966 (before I was born)...it will probably never happen in my actual lifetime :(

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  19. The sinking of RMS Lancastria, WW2. My grandad was very lucky not to be aboard when it sank.

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  20. The Perkin Warbeck mystery- was he really who he claimed to be?

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  21. Definitely the moon landing and Neil Armstrong's 'One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind' legendary event!

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  22. Any thing to do with Henry VIII.

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  23. Margaret Thatcher being first women Prime Minister

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  24. 1961 The DNA genetic code is broken- it changed so much for criminal evidence detection

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  25. I would have to pick the queens coronation as i would have personally loved to have seen that.

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  26. What event from before you were born would you include in your own version of Timeline British History? . . . .the outbreak of WW2

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