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In Short...
-When it is your turn, you must try to play one of your cards in the correct
“point in time.”
-If you play the card correctly, you will have one less card in front of you.
-If you play incorrectly, your card is returned to the box and you must draw
a new one.
-If you are the only player in a game round that can correctly play your last
card, you are the winner!
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109 cards, with the name of the card and its artwork on the top side, and the same
information plus the date on their reverse.
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1
1 Image
2 Date
3 Name of the card
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3
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TOP SIDE
DATE SIDE
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4 facilitate the classification
of the cards
Themes included
in the box:
Inventions
Arts
Music
Sciences
Monuments
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Goal of the game
To be the only player with no cards remaining
in front of you.
Game set-up
1. The players settle around the playing area.
2. The youngest player is the “first player.”
3. Shuffle the cards. Make sure that
the “date” sides of all cards are hidden.
4.sideEach
player is dealt the number of cards indicated in the chart below (“date”
down) and places them in front of him or her. Under no circumstances can the
player check the back of the card (the “date” side)!
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Number of
players
2 to 3
4 to 5
6 to 8
Number of
cards
6
5
4
Experienced players are free to agree to start the game with a different number of
cards, based on their level of experience with the game. It is often more challenging
to have more cards in front of you.
5. The card pile is left in the middle of the table.
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6.
Turn over the first card of the card pile so the “date” side is visible. You will start
building the Timeline with this card, trying to fit the items and discoveries you have
in front of you.
7. You are ready to begin play!
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5
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1
First Player
3
Starting Card
2
Playing Area
4
Card Pile
5
5
Cards given to the players
5
Playing the game
The game is played over a number of rounds. In each round, the players take turns
to play, going clockwise. A round is complete only after all players have taken a turn.
To begin the game, the first player must play one of his or her cards next to the starting
card (the one placed in the middle of the playing area during set-up):
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Card
If the player believes that their card dates from before the initial card they place
their card to the left of the initial card.
If the player believes that their card dates from after the initial card they place
their card to the right of the initial card.
After a card is played, turn it over so the “date” side is showing, and check that the card
has been placed properly in the chronological timeline:
If the card was placed properly, it is left there, “date” side up, and the player’s turn
is over.
If the card was not placed properly, it is returned to the box. The player must draw
the first card from the card pile and place it in front of him or her (“date” side down),
next to his or her other cards.
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Now the next player (to the first player’s left) can begin his or her turn.
Now
If the first player has played his or her card properly, the second player can now
choose between three spaces in which to place his or her card: to the left of the
two cards already played, to the right, or in between them.
If the first player hasn’t played his or her card properly, the second player only
has two options (to the right or left of the starting card).
If the second player is able to play his or her card properly, it remains on the
table with the “date” side visible. The timeline is simply rearranged so that a
space is left between each card.
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If the first two players have played their cards properly, the third player can now
choose between four spaces... and so on.
Players continue taking turns in this way until one or more players have
successfully added all of their cards to the Timeline. See “End of the Game.”
Special Rule
During the game, it is possible that a player will play a card with the same date as
a card that has already been played. In this case, he or she must play the two cards
adjacent to one another. The order of these two cards does not matter.
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End of the Game
At the end of each round, check to see if any players have no cards in front of them
(in other words, was any player able to play his or her last card correctly):
- If no one was able to play his or her last card correctly, start a new game round.
- If only one player has no cards left, that player immediately wins the game!
- If more than one player correctly plays their last card in the same game round, the
game continues.
All players who played their last cards remain in the game and the other players are
eliminated. The remaining players each draw one card from the card pile, and they
continue playing until there is only one player in a game round who plays his or her
last card correctly!
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Author : Frédéric Henry
Artwork: Nicolas Fructus & Xavier Collette
Translators: Eric Harlaux & William Niebling; Revision by Eric Franklin
Not suitable for children under the age of 3 year old. Contains small parts that could be swallowed. Please
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