A Game for Explorers|
Travel from the past to the future on this six-foot long game board.
Work as a team of historians, scientists, and adventurers! Venture forth and find hidden objects throughout time from the Prehistoric Era to the Present Day. Race to the end of the giant 6-foot game board before your Timecraft runs out of fuel.
Travel Through Seven Spectacular Eras:
Prehistoric Era, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Age, Age of Piracy, Wild West, Present Day, The Future.
- After setting up the game board, players choose a character card that will determine each player's ability throughout the game.
- On your turn, choose to use your character's ability, or to spin the spinner.
- If you spin the spinner you might get to advance the Timecraft mover forward, lose fuel points, or search.
- When you spin the search symbol, draw a card from the Search Card deck. Once the timer starts all players look for the type of object shown on the card. For each object you find you'll get to advance the mover forward.
- Wormholes can launch you forward through time, but be careful, if you overshoot and end up in the future you'll have to find your way back to the present before the fuel runs out.
- In order to win, players must make it to the Oddity Society mansion in the Present Day before running out of fuel.
Ravensburger HistoryRavensburger Spieleverlag GmbH is a German game company and market leader in the European jigsaw puzzle market.
The company was founded by Otto Robert Maier with seat in Ravensburg, a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. He began publishing in 1883 with his first author contract. He started publishing instruction folders for craftsmen and architects, which soon acquired him a solid financial basis. His first board game appeared in 1884, named "Journey around the world".
At the turn of the 20th century, his product line broadened to include picture books, books, children’s activity books, Art Instruction manuals, non-fiction books, and reference books as well as children’s games, Happy Families and activity kits. In 1900, the Ravensburger blue triangle trademark was registered with the Imperial Patent office. As of 1912, many board and activity games had an export version that was distributed to Western Europe, the countries of the Danube Monarchy as well as Russia.
Before the First World War, Ravensburger had around 800 products. The publishing house was damaged during the Second World War and continued to produce games in the years of the reconstruction. The company focused on children's games and books and specialized books for art, architecture and hobbies, and from 1962 grew strongly. The company started to produce jigsaw puzzle games in 1964, and in the same year opened subsidiaries in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 1977 the company split into a book publishing arm and a game publishing arm.
Today there are approximately 1,800 available books and 850 games as well as puzzles, hobby products and CD-ROM titles at Ravensburger and its subsidiaries, which include Alea for "hobby and ardent game players" and FX Schmid for games and children's books. Ravensburger products are exported to more than fifty countries.
In September 2010, Ravensburger broke Educa's record for the world's largest jigsaw puzzle of 24,000 pieces. Ravensburger's new puzzle design by late pop artist Keith Haring titled, 'Keith Haring: Double Retrospect' breaks the Guinness Book of World Records measuring 17' × 6' built from 32,256 pieces and comes with its own dolly cart for toting.