Timeline – Review

Timeline is a fact based card game from Asmodee and distributed by Esdevium in the UK, for 2-8 players aged 8+ RRP £12.99 per game.

We were sent two of the range of Timeline card games Science & Discoveries and Historical Facts. Each game comes in a lovely bright tin containing 110 dated fact cards. The game play is very simple each player is dealt 4 cards date side down, and you take turns placing a card where in the timeline where you think it belongs. Reveal the date, get it right and the card stays in the timeline, get it wrong and you discard and pick up another from the game pile.


We have played Timeline as 2,3 and 4 players, and have had great fun finding out some new facts. I thought I would be pretty good at the science cards but there are some surprises when it comes to things like the discovery of the potato. Each game lasts about 15-20 minutes and causes much discussion. There is very little strategy needed to play timeline, and when you think you have learnt all the dates off by heart you can add in another set of cards.

The boy proved that you don’t need to know all the facts, some guesswork is good, and also a little cleaver placing where there are bigger gaps in dates. He found that he had as much chance of winning as an adult, and younger children with a little help could team up and play Timeline. You don’t need to worry about mixing up the packs of cards as the dates are different colours so its easy to separate again. The boy has even enjoyed playing a type of solo snap game and placing the cards in a date order.

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Timeline is such a quick simple game to learn, with quick play it is great as a holiday game. Timelines tin also means you are not going to lose any of the cards as they are kept safe. I have loved learning some fun facts, that I might never need again. Dad dragon has enjoyed memorizing the dates! and even Bingo granny has enjoyed playing this game as she thought her age meant she would have a good chance of beating us. If you would like to have the chance to win two timeline games to play with your family then enter with my gleam app below.


Timeline are distributed in the UK by Esdevium and are available online with my links above or for store stockists check the store locator here.

Disclaimer we were sent these games in return for an honest review.

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  1. I’d love to travel back into the Victorian times and experience a traditionsl Victorian Christmas! I love the way they decorated their trees and homes and celebrated Christmas!

  2. I would go back to the 80’s and see my Dad and nan and granddad have a great big family party

  3. I think to have been a teenager in the late ’50’s early ’60’s would be fun. I love the music and fashion of this time.

  4. I would love to go back to Victorian times, so much interesting innovations and inventions. It would be fascinating.

  5. I would like to go back to the time of the Romans because they invented lots of cool things.

  6. I’d go back to my ggggrandfather’s marriage in 1854 Glasgow to find out where on earth he came from and solve a few family mysteries

  7. id go back to when i left home and would have stayed so that i could have got my grades

  8. Would like to back to the Egyption days, when Cleopatra ruled, was hard on the people them days but we have learnt so much through the years which come from them times, would be interesting

  9. To the early 20th century so I could speak with Arthur Conan Doyle & HG Wells to understand their inspirations

  10. I’d be happy just to go back to the 90’s, when less people were on the social media, using their phones, baggy clothes were acceptable and the fashion, children played outside and there was actually something decent on TV.

  11. I would go back to before the internet as I think I have become too obsessed with my phone and now can’t live without it.

  12. I’d love to travel back to the time they were building Stonehenge and find out what it really was being built for?

  13. To the 50s an 60s, love the clothes and the music, wish I could dance but with 2 left feet Iv’e no chance

  14. The 80s, I would have loved to have been a teenager in the 80s, the music, the fashion, the simplicity of life before smartphones and tablets!

  15. I’d love to go back to the Tudor times, I’m fascinated with King Henry VIII and that period

  16. I would go back to the Tudor times. It’s an age which has always fascinated me. I’d love to see the workings of the court first-hand.

  17. I’d love to go back to see the dinosaurs – my inner three year old would be thrilled.

  18. I’d like to go back to the Victorian times, they always seemed happy and the dresses always look lovely although I bet uncomfortable

  19. I would go back to Tudor times as I love the beautiful tudor buildings and would love to know if Shakespeare actually wrote his plays or actually Edward De Vere

  20. would love to go back to the 1950’s, love the music, clothes, back to a time when people still had good manners

  21. To Victorian times because I found that time period particularly fascinating and glorious (well, if you were within the right social class of course..)

  22. I would go back in time to the early 50s and spend more time with my lovely Grandma. I only lived with her for my first 7 years but she was a huge influence in making me who I am today. Still miss her.

  23. Id travel back 10 years to spend the day with my grandad again. Id go fishing with him like old times and let him know how my life has turned out and hope I made him proud xx

  24. i’d go back to 1998 to see scotland in a major football tournament. really hard watching from the sidelines again…

  25. I would go back to 1988 to see how happy my parents were to have me and find out how their first days with me went 🙂

  26. I would go back to the 70s so i could witness some of the best rock bands live that aint around anymore or past there better days.

  27. id go and meet the cavemen to see how they possibly survived without facebook and internet haha

  28. Id like to travel back to Henry VIII era with the knowledge I know now, just image telling old Henry all about what women do and achieve today

  29. I’d travel back in time to the ancient Egyptians, so I could get a glimpse of the beautiful jewellery.

  30. I would go back to my childhood, to when i was 2, and i would fight against someone who hurt me bad for a long time, until i was 10

  31. Victorian Times, I would love to see what our house looked like when it was first built and decorated.

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