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This time travel board game runs on San Dimas time! If that means anything to you, watch this quick synopsis of Anachrony: Essential Edition which i unboxed with a bunch of extra goodies. Or better yet, check out my full How to Play Anachrony video if it looks like something you’d enjoy.



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Hi! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table, and this is Anachrony, a worker placement time travel game for 2-4 players. Here’s The Deal.

You and your friends play one of four different factions in a post-apocalyptic 26th century New Earth. You’ll recruit workers… to mine resources… to construct buildings… and conduct research… to build superprojects… and evacuate people from the World Capital after a meteor hits. The meteor crash makes… or will have made(?)… time travel possible, so you can even borrow stuff from yourself in the future… but in doing so, you risk causing anomalies in the space-time continuum… so you have to build power plants to travel back in time and return the stuff you borrowed to yourself in the past. At the end of the game, the World Capital collapses, and whoever has amassed the most victory points wins the game, and controls the future!

Well, does it sound interesting? If you want to learn more about the rules of the game, click the link at the end of this video or in the description below to watch my complete How to Play video, which includes the overview segment you just watched. And if you like what i’m doing, click the badge to subscribe, and the bell to get notifications. And now, we dance!

Get Your Own Copy of Anachrony: Essential Edition

The leaner, meaner Anachrony: Essential Edition contains less stuff than the original box, but it’s priced to sell. If you wind up loving it, you can chase down the rest of the game in its various expansions. Add the game to your collection using the Amazon link below, and i’ll receive a small commission.