Timeline: Music and Cinema
Was Flight of the Valkyries before the William Tell Overture? Sure, the Eagles came before Daft Punk, but was Enter the Dragon between the two? With Timeline Music & Cinema, learn the answer to this question and many more. Each card has a different musical or cinematic work and on the opposite side its associated date. To begin, one card is randomly selected from the draw pile. This card is placed in the middle of the table, date-side up, and forms the starting point of a chronological line which will slowly be built outwards. On your turn, you'll choose one of your cards and place it before or after the initial card. Your card is then turned date-side up. If your guess was correct, the card remains on the table. Otherwise, the card is discarded, and a new one must be drawn to replace it. As more cards are played, it quickly becomes harder to correctly place new ones! The first player to get rid of their cards wins. Play Timeline Music & Cinema alone or in combination with other Timeline games for an even greater challenge!
Winner of ASTRA's 2014 Best Toys for Kids award, the Timeline series of trivia games challenges you and your friends to correctly identify the order of various historical events. Gameplay is fast, easy-to-learn, and deceptively entertaining. So watch out… if you're not careful, you might even learn something!
Each turn, you'll try to place a card from your hand into the correct position on the ever-growing timeline. If you play the card correctly, you have one less card in front of you. If you play the card incorrectly, you must replace it in your hand with a new card. If you're the only player in a game round who can correctly play your last card, you win!
It's relatively easy to make your early plays, when you can simply decide whether or not you would place the Founding of the Knights Templar before or after the The Invention of the Portable Phone. Your decisions become increasingly challenging as the game continues and the timeline begins to fill out.Whenever you play a card in Timeline, you place it on the table in tangible relation to the other cards in play. For example, if you believe the invention of garbage bags occurred before the invention of satellites, you would place The Invention of Garbage Bags card to the left of The Invention of Satellites card. On the other hand, if you thought the invention of garbage bags took place later, you would place its card to the right of The Invention of Satellites card.
Players: 2 - 8
Playing Time: 15 minutes