OBJECTIVE OF CHRONOLOGY: The objective of Chronology is to be the first player to place five event cards in the correct chronological order. 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 8 Players 

MATERIALS: 6 Game Trays, 200 Event Cards, and Instructions  

TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 12 and Up 


Chronology is the perfect game for those that consider themselves to be history buffs. The players will create a timeline using the cards they are dealt. The players must complete it in chronological order in order to win their points! If they are wrong, the other player is able to attempt to place the card in the correct place. Are your history skills better than your opponents’? 


To begin setup for the game, remove the cards from the box. Shuffle all of the cards, placing them face down in the center of the playing area. The players will collect a card tray, which is where they will collect their event cards. Each player will draw a card from the stack, reading it aloud to the group. This will be the beginning of their timeline.  

Once all of the players have one card in their card tray, the game is ready to begin. 


The first player is randomly chosen by the group. They will draw a card from the draw pile and read the card aloud to the group, ensuring that they do not read the date. The player found on their left will determine if the event occurred before or after the card that is found in their tray. If the player is right, the player will win the card  

Once a player wins a card, they will place it on the correct order on their tray. During their next turn, the player will determine where in their timeline the card will fall in their tray. The players are allowed to look at each other’s trays, but they are not allowed to mess with their opponent’s tray.  

When a player places a card, they must also announce the dates found on the cards aloud to the other player. If the player is incorrect with their guess, the player on their left will have a chance to take the card by choosing the correct placement. Play will continue around the group until either someone gets it correct and steals the card or nobody in the group guesses correctly. The next player will then take their turn.  


The game comes to an end when a player collects five cards on their card tray in the correct order. At this point, the player with the five cards, wins the game!  

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