Timeline: General Interest is a card game played using 109 cards. Each card depicts an event on both sides, with the year in which that event occurred on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table. After placing the card, the player reveals the date on it. If the card was placed correctly with the date in chronological order with all other cards on the table, the card stays in place; otherwise the card is removed from play and the player takes another card from the deck. The first player to get rid of all his cards by placing them correctly wins.
Timeline: General Interest can be combined with any other title in the Timeline series.
WHY IS THIS A BETTER CARD GAME?
Simple rules. Play a card. Is it in the right place? Yes, it stays. No, remove it and take a replacement card into your hand. But as the timeline fills up the dates can get very close together. Some cards are obviously very early or late. Do you use them as an easy play now, or try to save them to have an obvious date to finish on? Plus you learn an awful lot about the relative timing of important people, places, and events. Enough cards you’ll never memorise them all, especially when you mix a set or two.