This Didn’t Happen Kickstarter Video Preview

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Quick Look: This Didn’t Happen


Designer: N/A
Artist: Zé Miguel
Publisher: Island of Bees
Year Published: 2022

No. of Players: 1-4
Ages10+
Playing Time: 15-60 minutes.
 
Find more info on BoardGameGeek.com  
 
From the Publisher:

This Didn’t Happen is a card game about changing history to nullify the apocalypse. Travel through time with 1-4 players, gathering supplies, changing events, and fiddling with the time-stream. Each player has a unique time traveler with individual strengths and weaknesses.

The goal is to change key events throughout history, and cause enough changes that the apocalypse doesn’t happen. Changing one event can cause others to change too! With planning and precision, you can change several key events by changing only one event. However, without planning or caution, you may cause the world to tumble into an even darker timeline!

Remember, if anything goes wrong: This Didn’t Happen!

Players travel from event to event, either by waiting for time to move them or by using the Time Machine. Players collect supply cards, which help them during random events, or can be used to change the Event their character is on. Changing an event can affect future events, softening them up and making them easier to change, or changing them outright. Changing too many events may cause a change to the End of the Era, resulting in an earlier apocalypse.

 

Disclaimer: The publisher provided the prototype copy of  This Didn’t Happen. The opinions expressed in the review are completely my own.

Review:

 

 Today Harry of @North of 60 Gaming gives us a real treat of a preview of a game that will be coming to KS soon. This Didn’t Happen Can you defend the timeline and make small changes to prevent the apocalypse and the end of the world. This Game is coming soon to KS, and features a big game in a small box. Want to see more, just watch the video and explore the game along with me.
Index:
00:00 – Opening Credits
00:26 – Introduction
02:05 – The Unboxing
05:30 – The Cards Sorted
07:17 – The Way Back Machine
08:16 – Setting up & Some Rules
13:04 – Phase 1: Travel through time
14:31 – Phase 2: Action Phase
18:31 – Phase 3: Event Phase
21:03 – Phase 4: Experience History
23:07 – End of Round, Play Continues
30:44 – Protecting Time
31:27 – Intervening and Altering Time
37:26 – Explanation of an earlier Mistake
39:41 – Game Resumes on its Merry Way
41:37 – How to Repair the Time Machine
43:25 – Couple of Observations
44:49 – Final thoughts
49:08 – Final Credits
After watching Harry’s review, if this sounds like a game for you at the time of this posting This Didn’t Happen will be live on KICKSTARTER until Mon, January 31 2022 6:43 AM PST, and has a funding goal of $9,987. check it out and back it HERE.
Find out more at BGG.
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Harry Jacobs- Reviewer

 

Harry has been a gamer for over 5 decades, his first games were strategic war games from Avalon Hill and Strategic Publications Incorporated (SPI).  Currently he resides in Yellowknife Northwest Territories in Canada, a city known to hold most of the cold weather records in Canada.  While not playing games or working, his five dogs keep him busy around the house and yard.  He is active in Ptarmicon Game Knights a club dedicated to bringing gaming to the communities in the Territories and can be often found teaching games both on club nights and at their various events. He looks forward to bringing his reviews and perspective of various games, in order for you to make an informed decision around buying and playing games. You can also catch Harry nigh-lighting as the North of 60 Gaming HERE.

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