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  • Publisher: BOMBYX
  • Genre: Trivia
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 80.0 MB
  • Version: 1.0.8
  • Price: $2.99
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App description: English and French version !!!

Was the can opener invented before or after the light bulb? Well, in any case, it was after glasses for sure... although... And what if it was from somewhere between the telegraph and the telephone?

That's the kind of question you'll be facing each time you want to place one of your medallions in Timeline. There's only one goal here: to be the first to have correctly placed all of their medallions.
Timeline can be played alone thanks to its two solo modes (a classic mode and a very stressful against the clock mode!), but can also play up to 4 players with no issues, around the iPad. There is no need to pass the iPad around and loads of party fun is guaranteed!
Under its very simple appearances, Timeline hides a real gaming principle of choice and risk taking. Of course, the educational and learning aspects aren't forgotten, either, as each game allows players to learn or relearn (sometimes with a few surprises) the key dates of History, but also some a bit more anecdotal, such as the invention of the computer mouse.
Indeed, a short text is often available in relation to the item in question. You'll be able to learn more about the airplane, the Ford Model T, the telegraph or safety matches, all without interrupting the flow of the game.
In addition to all that, Timeline is an invitation, after each game, to document and further one's knowledge on the periods of History seen during the game. Thus, when the question of replayability is asked, it's easy to answer that if a player knows all the dates by heart, what that player has lost in replayability, they've gained in knowledge!

This application includes 116 items to date in the category of Inventions, 13 items in the category of Monuments, 5 items in the category of Music and 10 items in the category of Arts & Literature. Over 300 items are already available in the Appstore, and many more are to come!

Timeline is a simple game for the whole family, in which each player has to get rid of their medallions by placing them in a chronological line. On each medallion is the drawing of an invention, a discovery, an historical event, a famous artwork, etc. and its name. If a player places their medallion correctly in time, there's one medallion less in front of them, and they get that closer to victory. If, on the other hand, they get it wrong, a new medallion is given to them. The game ends when a player has placed all of their medallions correctly.

Sanuku's comments:


02-07-2012, 09:29 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2010
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Posts: 3,187
Looks interesting. Love the steampunk vibe and the built-in world history lesson.

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02-07-2012, 09:37 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 787
Two expansions as IAP already =\

Is the game a score chaser? Or does it have some sort of campaign?

Last edited by Card; 02-07-2012 at 09:51 AM.
02-07-2012, 09:59 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,513
in the german store is 1 review, which says its not playable on the ipad 2 cos you cant see the buttons.
and only gives it 1 star

other opinions ?
quite like the look of it

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Last edited by soup; 02-07-2012 at 10:10 AM.
02-07-2012, 10:01 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 625
Quote:
Originally Posted by soup View Post
in the german store is 1 review, which says its not playable on the ipad 2 cos you cant see the buttons.
It is true: on ipad 2, all menus and buttons are invisible. Totally unplayable. I really can't see how something that big was not spotted in testing.

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02-07-2012, 10:21 AM
#6
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Wow. Unplayable on the iPad 2 and iap?

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Drummerboycroy
02-07-2012, 10:29 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,623
iPad 2/5.0.1/3G/64 GB/Not JB. And as you Guys can see in the Video the Buttons are visible.
02-07-2012, 12:04 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
iPad 2/5.0.1/3G/64 GB/Not JB. And as you Guys can see in the Video the Buttons are visible.
I got more or less the same config as you (no 3G is the only difference) and it doesn't work. Tried to delete the app, redownload, reboot, still nothing. Strange indeed.

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02-07-2012, 12:32 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
32 gb non-jb iPad 2. Latest firmware. Works just fine for me. As a History teacher, this is a pretty cool game. I could see putting this into a World History curriculum for a fun little review game.

BTW, here's a link to the physical version via BGG:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardga...imeline-events

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02-07-2012, 12:56 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 143
For those of you complaining about iap on this game, you are getting the game with 300 cards (if you buy the iap) for $5. The "real" game and it's expansions (which clocks in around 330 cards) would cost you over $30.