Chrononauts Official Rules. Table of Contents. Executive Summary Getting Started Immediately: Starting Playing Winning; Detailed Overview Three Ways to . In Chrononauts, each player becomes a time traveler, with a unique identity and a secret mission. During the game, players travel backwards and forwards. Chrononauts» Forums» Rules. Subject: Memo card question · rss · New Thread · Printer Friendly; Subscribe sub options; Bookmark; Thread.

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At the start of the game, if the character you are dealt is someone you’ve just played, or someone you’ve gotten one time too many, or just someone you really don’t care for, you can try again.


Feel free to discard any Patches you know you aren’t going to need. Chrononauts is a family of card games that simulates popular fictional ideas about how time travellers might alter history, drawing on sources like Back to the Future and the short stories collection Travels Through Time. The Memo cannot be used to cancel an ID or Mission card. A common mistake is trying to use an Inverter to flip a Ripplepoint. The Space Race started with Sputnik and was driven by America’s desire to fulfill the dream of their fallen president, by landing a man on the moon before That’s a good question.

The Gore Years expansion set was issued that year also. None of these cards may be harvested with the Rewind or the Quick Trip. The numerous tragedies are included because these are the sorts of events that people who dream of time travel fantasize about undoing.

Next, look at As a two-player game this works somewhat, but tends to be better with more as otherwise it can degenerate into long sequences of simply reversing the other’s move.

You can win by fixing enough Paradoxes, gathering up the three rare and amazing Artifacts listed on your Mission card, or adjusting history in the three ways necessary to allow your character to return to the alternate reality from which he or she originally came.


Perhaps you’ve been instructed to gather up some live dinosaurs, or fetch some stuff from the Future, or grab a few long-gone items just before they were destroyed, for inclusion in some museum devoted to that sort of thing.

Issue Missions and IDs: Whatever the differences were, you grew up in an alternate reality, and your first goal is to return to that reality.

But while this game is largely about going back to right wrongs, an important element in Time Travel stories is the well-intentioned change to history that backfires. Inthe Looney Labs Facebook page announced that a Star Trek -themed edition of Chrononautswith the working vhrononauts of ChronoTrek was in the works as part of their co-license with game company Gale Force Nine.

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This cgrononauts an OR case; flipping either of these Linchpins will cause to go differently. As long as the ‘ Patch is in play on the TimeLine, nothing beyond it is accessible other than the world of the distant future that a certain super-evolved cockroach calls home.

On the other hand, if you’re finding it too difficult to win with eight characters, you can start with six or seven. Spotlight on Games’ Nights of Gaming review sub-site gave the game a personal rating of 6 as it has some well designed ID goals while others are “poorly integrated. Once the game is setup and the first player has been identified, players will each chrononuats a turn until someone wins.

Obviously chrononatus takes a little bit of time to absorb another player’s action and decide to use the Memo on it, but you also can’t let too much time go by and still expect to have the Memo accepted.

OK, everybody, close your eyes, quick! Remember that a Memo curononauts be used to stop a card as it’s being played. A Patch can only be played when the corresponding year on the TimeLine is positioned Paradox side up.


There are three Mona Lisas in the game, the Real Thing and two forgeries of differing quality.

The Card Game “. What follows are the rules for the whole game. The question of how things would be different if we really had Time Travel is as old as the notion of Time Travel itself. Once you’ve won a few times, you might want to increase the number of IDs you start with to make things more difficult.

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If the draw pile runs out of cards, shuffle the discard pile and keep going. Be Punctual With Memos: The Gore Years [Review]”. The game’s second edition was published in Be sure to follow any special instructions on the Patch when playing it see and If you do this, you may choose to discard a second card, and draw one.

Or maybe, just maybe, humanity was destroyed by a nuclear war inand you are a super-evolved cockroach from a hundred thousand years in the future. Retrieved March 22, Remove and set aside all the Artifacts, Actions, Timewarp, and Mission cards.

To win, you must get all eight of your characters home before you run out of cards. Arrange the 32 double-sided TimeLine cards in an 8×4 grid on the table, following the row-column numbers called the Time Index in the lower left corners, with all cards set to True History i. This game is a work of fiction, and chornonauts, and no disrespect is intended towards the memory, or the survivors, of anything in this game.