Me and my family love playing board games so I was quite excited when I was asked if I would like to be apart of the Board Game Club. Each month for the next 12 months, we will receive a different board game to play and try out. Our first game for July is Timeline : British History.
I have never heard of this game before and to be very honest when I first saw what game we had received I was a little bit disappointed. I hate history and was never very good at it in school, in fact it was my worst subject. Then I also noticed that the age range was for children 8+. Alright for my eldest to play who is 12, but not my youngest two who are 6 and 7. But to my surprise, this game was brilliant!! It was easy to play and my youngest two kids really love it.
How to Play
Each player has 5 cards each. You can use more or less to make the game last longer or shorter. You all have the cards in front of you with the date side facing down. One card is placed in the middle of the table with the date showing. The first person has to pick any of their cards and place it either before or after the card on the table, depending on weather you think the event happened before of after the card shown. Once placed have another player turn over the card to see if you have placed it in the correct place on the timeline. If you are correct, play moves on to the next person, if you are wrong, you placed your card back in to the boa and get a new card.
The aim of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all their cards. The game gets harder has it goes along as there are more spaces on the timeline to place your card.
What we thought of the game
I didn’t think I would like this game as it’s a history game, but it was really fun. Me, Caitlin (7) and Aaron (6) had 4 games one after the other and I won none! Yep, I am rubbish at it. But Caitlin won 3 times and Aaron the once. It was really surprising when some events actually happened, and I have learnt more about the history timeline than I ever did when I was at school.
So even though the game says it’s for over 8+, Both Caitlin and Aaron found this really easy to play and both enjoyed it. On the last day of the school term, the kids were allowed to take in a board game each. Caitlin chose to take this one in. The teachers were really impressed with this game too and asked me where I bought it as they think it will be a good game to have in school.
So even though I was disappointed when I first saw this game, it as actually turned out to be really great and is now one of our favourite games to play as a family.
I received the above game in return for this post. All opinions are mine