How To Play: Times

In creating the ultimate strategy guide for Times, we covered knowing opponents' strategies, mastering time management skills, and utilizing power-ups wisely. Each section is filled with tips, examples, and humor to keep it light and informative. From game setup to advanced strategies, this guide aims to make you a Times champion.

Hey, board game lovers! Ever sat down, eager to beat your friends at your new favorite game, only to realize you’re not quite sure how to become the champ? Fear not! Our guide’s here to help. We’ll walk you through the game rules, ensuring you’ve got the basics down. Plus, we’ll dive deep into the top strategies to secure your victory. Ready to turn those losses into wins?


Let’s get your game on!

What’s in the box

  • 1 Game Board
  • 4 Player Pieces
  • 200 Question Cards
  • 1 Timer
  • 1 Die
  • 50 Point Tokens
  • 1 Rule Book

How To Play Times: Rules Summary


  1. Place the game board in the center of the table.
  2. Each player chooses a piece and puts it at the start.
  3. Shuffle the question cards and place them face down near the board.
  4. Put the timer, die, and point tokens within easy reach of all players.


  1. The youngest player goes first, rolling the die to move their piece.
  2. Land on a square and draw a question card. Start the timer!
  3. Answer the question before time runs out to earn point tokens.
  4. Pass the die to the next player clockwise.


  1. Keep playing until all question cards are used.
  2. The player with the most point tokens at the end wins!

Special Rules & Conditions

  1. If you land on a ‘Time Warp’ square, skip ahead to the next such square.
  2. Landing on a ‘Steal Time’ square lets you take a token from an opponent.
  3. ‘Double Time’ squares double the point value of your next correct answer.

This guide should put you in the fast lane to mastering “Times.” Let the good times roll, and may the quickest mind win!

Best Times Strategies

Master the Game: Uncover Your Opponents’ Secrets

Winning isn’t just about playing your cards right; it’s about knowing what’s in everyone else’s hand. To get ahead, here’s what you need to focus on:

Anticipate Moves

  1. Watch for patterns in their decisions.
  2. Remember their past moves to predict future ones.

Understand Their Strategy

  1. Identify if they’re aggressive or defensive players.
  2. Adjust your play style to counter theirs effectively.

Exploit Weaknesses

  1. Look for moments when they seem uncertain.
  2. Use these opportunities to make bold moves.

Unlocking Victory: Master Time Management Skills

Winning isn’t just about strategy; it’s about timing too. Let me show you how. First, you’ve got to plan ahead. Then, keep an eye on the clock. And don’t forget to stay flexible. Sounds simple? Let’s break it down.

Plan Your Moves in Advance

  1. Think two steps ahead, always have a Plan B.
  2. Allocate specific times for attack and defense.

Watch the Clock Closely

  1. Set internal deadlines to make moves.
  2. Use timers to avoid decision paralysis.

Adapt Quickly

  1. If something isn’t working, change it up fast.
  2. React to opponents’ moves with agility.

Mastering Power-Ups: The Game Changer

Winning isn’t just about strategy; it’s about using what you’ve got wisely. That’s where power-ups come into play. Let me break it down.

Know Your Power-Ups

  1. First, understand each power-up’s effect. Does it give you a speed boost or make you invincible? Knowing this lets you plan the perfect time to use it.

Timing is Everything

  1. Next, timing. Use speed boosts on straightaways and invincibility when you’re in a tight spot with lots of obstacles.

Don’t Hoard Them

  1. Last, don’t save them for a rainy day. Power-ups are there to be used, not collected. If you see one, grab it and use it when the time is right!

With these tips, those power-ups won’t just be shiny objects. They’ll be your ticket to first place. Happy gaming!

Wrapping It Up: Strategies to Champion Times

After many uproarious nights and a few lost friendships (just kidding…or am I?), I’ve laid out everything you need to dominate in Times. Remember, while knowing the game inside out is key, it’s the sneaky strategies and time management that will have you wiping the floor with your opponents. Don’t forget to make the most of those power-ups at the right moment. They can really turn the tide! Now, gather your friends, set up the board, and let the games begin. May the best strategist win!

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Jamie Hopkins

With years of dice-rolling, card-flipping, and strategic planning under my belt, I've transformed my passion into expertise. I thrive on dissecting the mechanics and social dynamics of board games, sharing insights from countless game nights with friends. I dive deep into gameplay mechanics, while emphasizing the social joys of gaming. While I appreciate themes and visuals, it's the strategy and camaraderie that truly capture my heart.