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Chronology Game


Test your knowledge with Chronology! In Chronology, each player builds his or her own timeline of cards. On your turn, someone will read you a historical event from a card. You decide where that event falls in your timeline. If you are right, you keep the card and your timeline grows. The first player to build a timeline of 10 cards wins! Recommended for 2-8 players, 14+. Includes 429 double sided cards.

It’s not always easy to know when events occurred or structures were built in the past. To combat this uncertainty, scientists have uncovered a variety of methods to determine the date of important historical sites and artifacts. Through the method of dendrochronology, for example , scientists can count and compare the tree rings present in wood samples to determine the year when the tree was cut down. The Newport Historical Society has used this method on its own properties, testing wood samples from the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House in 2003 to help ascertain that the building was constructed circa 1696.