British History Timeline Review & Giveaway

Today we are sharing our British History Timeline review.

We have a new game in our house and it’s one that I have been eagerly awaiting. We’ve been playing British History Timeline…..


British History Timeline Review

British History Timeline Gameplay

As the name suggests, this is a Timeline game. There are several different Timeline titles, including Inventions, General Interest, Music and Cinema, Star Wars and more.

The British History version is the latest addition to the range and with my love of history, I was keen to give this one a try.

The game is all within a tin that comes with a big stack of photo cards and a playing instructions leaflet.

There are events and pictures on one side of the cards, and on the other there is also the year in which the event occurred.


The cards cover events that took place BCE all the way through to recent times.

As is the case with history, there is then huge variety within that, so you’ll need to know your battles and monarchy as well as your sporting history!

The set up to play is incredibly easy and fast, as this game is all about the cards.

Each player receives four cards, which they place in front of them with the date on the reverse.

A card is turned over and placed in the middle to begin play and start off the Timeline, and that card does have the date revealed.



Players then take turns to add one of their cards to the Timeline.

So on your turn you select a card from your pile and decide whether it goes before, after or somewhere in the middle of the Timeline, as you are looking to place historical events in chronological order.

If a card is placed incorrectly, it’s put to the bottom of the pile and the player needs to take another.

The winner is the player who runs out of cards first.

The Verdict?

If ever there was a game made for me, this is it! Goes without saying, right?

It tests my knowledge and is teaching me plenty, too.

It’s been a fun one to play with my daughter as she’s starting to take an interest in history, so when it’s just the two of us, we use the cards more as a talking point than a game – an unexpected added dimension for us that we’re really enjoying.

I do like that it takes just seconds to set it up and can then be played for however long you wish to play it for, by adding more and more cards to the Timeline.

The game comes in a handy small tin, which makes it great for carrying around and easy to store away.

I love it. Of course I love it!

British History Timeline is priced at £13.99 and is available from Amazon or from your local game store. You may also enjoy Star Wars Timeline, available now.


I now have a British History Timeline up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning it, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes at 12am 13th December 2016.

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What appeals to you about this game?

Disclosure: We received this game FOC for the purposes of this post

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120 thoughts on “British History Timeline Review & Giveaway”

  1. I love History, not sure how much I actually know though so would be fun to play a game and test myself with the family.

  2. I am very interested in History, especially British History and this would help me to remember the dates of certain events. Ingenious!

  3. This looks like great fun for both children and grown ups alike. It looks like a really fun way of learning about historical events and dates too.

  4. It’s great to teach kids about the significance of history. Not enough parents know or care about these sort of things,

  5. My daughter loves history at school (WW1 at the moment) and it was always my favourite subject so this game is tailor made for us.

  6. I love the educational aspect made fun with lots of glorious colours, as well as potentially exploring more obscure parts of British History!

  7. Rachel Smethurst Newport

    My husband is a gamer, and loves history. It would be great to combine those things in a family game we can all enjoy.

  8. I think this game would be great for stirring a child’s interest in history, and good for helping them remember a few more details than dry history lessons at school. I would love to play it with my girls. 🙂

  9. It’s educational, but in small bites that are easy to digest and not feel overwhelmed by. I also like that it provides dates and events in context and relative to each other. The visual imagery and repetitive use should make the information “stick” more than just reading a book for example.

  10. Really love the sound of this. A game that teaches British History would be an awesome way of having fun and learning something interesting with the kids would be a joy to play.

  11. Julie Scattergood

    I loved history at school and my son is just starting to take an interest so this would be fab to embed some more of that knowledge. Hubby and I are ridiculously competitive so for that reason also, I think this would be fun.

  12. The range of different historic events; not solely focusing on a single aspect of history such as battles etc. This means that the knowledge developed through playing this game would be both fun and thorough!

  13. I love the artwork on the tin and cards, I think it will make the game very intresting and fun to look at while learning the facts

  14. I love the fact it makes history fun 🙂 I was never very keen when I was young so I’d love to play this now, it would teach me plenty!

  15. I love history but don’t know much about British history (am American, so I just had a general overview). I think this game would be a fun way to learn more about it.

  16. I can’t tell you how much this would appeal to my family, it sounds brilliant, such good fun. I see it’s available on Amazon so I will probably buy it!

  17. For some people, history is boring but his would be a good game to play with the children because they will be learning and having fun at the same time.

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