So you want to be a Time Traveler, eh? Well messing with Time has its consequences. For starters, your world no longer exists. Then there are the Paradoxes - holes in the Space-Time Continuum that threaten to destroy the entire Universe. Can't find your way back to your original reality? Then maybe you can win by collecting the right combination of amazing artifacts that only a chrononaut could acquire. So shuffle up this time-machine-in-a-box and start changing history!
In this game, you are a Time Traveler, with a Secret Mission, a Secret Identity, and a very important job to do: Paradox Repair. You can win by fixing enough Paradoxes, gathering up the three rare and amazing Artifacts listed on your Mission card, or adjusting history in the three ways necessary to allow your character to return to the alternate reality from which he or she originally came. The constant changing of history is tracked by a special layout of 32 cards, called the TimeLine, which functions rather like a gameboard.
The three ways to win provide for several different plotlines and layers of action, but you can also split the game up into two less complicated games: Solonauts (The Solitaire Game of Changing History) and Artifaxx (The Fluxx-style Game of Collecting Amazing Stuff).
Chrononauts is ideally suited for 1-6 players, ages 11 and up.