Game Review: T.I.M.E. Stories

Have you heard about the game T.I.M.E. Stories (TS) before? It’s a fairly new game, it was published in 2015 and it is a Legacy game. Meaning that you have to have the same people together to play the game over and over (although I don't think this would be strictly necessary, but I’ll get to that later). The game supports 2-4 people and it is a community dice and puzzle board game. 

The premise is neat, you play Time agents who travel through time and inhabit different “receptacles” in their respective time periods. Each receptacle gives you a different skill set, and everyone uses their players to fight various things and solve problems. Once you solve whatever problem that was happening in the time period you are sent back to you then you are officially done with that edition of the game. In that respect its not great. With the exception of the last expansion we played it took us more than once to defeat each of the editions. In this sense it is not a game to play over and over forever. 

The latest expansion we played. 

The latest expansion we played. 

The problems are usually pretty complicated and require more than one play through so you definitely get your money’s worth out of it. However it is rather pricey the base game costs $50 and the expansions will set you back about $25. The quality of game design is excellent! The board is well designed and made from a really nice thick material. The art on the cards is unique and high quality.

some of the art. 

some of the art. 

I don’t want to give away any spoilers for the actual game play. It is a lot of fun to play and I enjoy the legacy aspect of it. I would rate this game 3.5/5 stars. Mostly because I think the cost is high based on a per play value. If the budget is tight i would skip it. You could always borrow your friends board if they have one to see if its worth investing in the expansions.

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Have any of you play TS yet? Let me know what you thought in the comments!