I remember as a kid whenever we had a history test in school the teachers always wanted us to know exact dates for every historic event. I was never good at remembering the dates, only the stories of behind the events. Now years later my family and I stumbled on to this great game called Timeline. In the game players take turns adding their cards into a timeline. The best part of this game is that not only do I have fun playing, but I have learned more playing it than from my history tests.
The rules of the game are very simple and play goes fast. The cards depict an invention, discovery, or historical event on both sides, with the year in which the invention was created on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table. After placing a card, the player reveals the date on it. If the card was placed correctly with the date in chronological order with all other cards on the table, the card stays in place; otherwise the card is removed from play and the player takes another card from the deck. The first player to get rid of all his cards by placing them correctly wins.
Check out these versions of Timeline at the Library: Timeline: historical events