A downloadable board game

You and your colleagues have messed it up!

Working hard for many years, you have invented the first time machine! However, during the first test run something went awry. Several key people throughout history seem to have swapped places. History books are changing as you read them, and some are even going blank!

You must travel through time and bring these historical figures back to their correct time in history. You'll each have a working time machine, but it has a limited source of energy. You only have 20 hours before it runs out of energy.

The points in time to which you can travel are locked. This means that you can't go to the same point more than once, or the ensuing paradox would collapse the universe as we know it.

You all also realize one more thing... This is your chance to affect history, so that the future will be in your favor. You only have one chance for each point you go to, so make it count.

More information

Published 1 year ago
StatusPrototype
CategoryPhysical_game
Authorszquat, Anders, CyborgZloth, blackmosstea
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer

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Hey, this is Torsten from the Malmö Jams Too team.

Paradoxonauts is a bidding-type game where players gamble their time to gain a favorable future while correcting the timeline.

While I have yet to play the latest iteration of the game (so my take may differ from how it is now), I personally enjoyed the bidding mechanic which presented some strategy and planning to the game. As I commented during the jam I also liked how the game starts slow and ramps up as time progresses. At the very least it allowed people who are new to the game to get into the flow of taking chances and bidding.

Overall, this game was great to try out. I am super interested in a modular version for higher replayability!