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