Watch your time running out! (Games with timers)
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Nürnberg
Franconia
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Hi
I´m looking for games with turns that are limited by a timer. I´m thinking especially of strategic games whatsoever, knowing that a lot of word puzzles and other party games have a timer. These games do not qualify!
Do timers add to the game? Or are they there just to make an otherwise dull game interesting?
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This game has a lot of timers. I have bought it yesterday in a shop, simply because the dealer recommended it. It is a bithday present for my brother, so I can´t tell you if it´s good, as i won´t unwrap it of course.
Nevertheless, it spawned this list.
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I love this game! The timer does not limit the normal turns, but it limits the time players have to agree over the distribution of the loot. Other players watch with anticipation, since if the others cant agree in time, they get nothing. It would be nothing without the timer.
 
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Players have two-minutes turns (timer not included).
It could be played without the timer, but the limit insures that players overlook something in the heat of the moment. It gets even better, because if you get richer, you get more actions in one turn - but not more time for them. So, weak players can play with full planning, strong players have to hurry and make mistakes.
 
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Players have 4-minutes-turns. (Timer not included)
Blood bowl could be played without this limit and would lose next to nothing, I think the limit (which misses in 2. edition) was included to stop analysis paralysis and get the players back to the flow of the game.
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I've never actually played it, but the whole game is played with timers.
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The new edition of RR comes with an "anti-AP" timer you start when there is only one player left to complete their programming.
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The marine player use a timer on his turns. The genestealer player has as much time as he needs.
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The game includes a built in timer which can be set at different levels.
 
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Everyone plays cooperatively against the timer.
 
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A fun, tactical filler where you have 30 seconds to make your moves.
 
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No picture of the timer but 30 seconds to make your very tactical decisions! I love it, creates the urgency and tension and spilt second decision making of racing.
 
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Played in 12 or 15 minute halves
 
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13. Board Game: Time is Money [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:4896]
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Comes with an electronic count-up timer.
 
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Jeffrey Vaca
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A very simple race game made very fun by use of the timer.
 
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15. Board Game: Queablo [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Marcelo Galvao
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I've never played this one, but it looks like there is a sand timer.
 
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16. Board Game: Rukshuk [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:4598]
Marcelo Galvao
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Atibaia
Sao Paulo
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A new game, with sand timer too.
 
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17. Board Game: Speed Circuit [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1139]
Michael Debije
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Eindhoven
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Suggested advanced rules add a 10 second clock to make one's move, simulating the quick-thinking needed in an auto race.
 
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18. Board Game: Circus Maximus [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1163]
Michael Debije
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Eindhoven
The Netherlands
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10 second turns for the brave (not including combat). Always wanted to try it this way, but every game I play always has a new player...
 
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19. Board Game: Laguna [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:7263]
Brian Eggert
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Piscataway
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30-second sand timer for each turn. You must do all aspects of movement and pick-up/delivery within 30-seconds (plus any time left over by the last person with the timer).
 
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20. Board Game: Make 'n' Break [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2462]
Needle
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NSW
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That oval thing on the right side of the piccy-a timer to determine how long you have to build your cards. What makes this game harder is when you have a very small child yelling out at you

"YOUR TIMES RUNNING OUT! YOUR TIMES RUNNING OUT!"
 
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