Bureau of Time

Time Managers wanted! Apply today!

Designed by Daniel Chou and Alex Fiks

Our way of life is constantly in danger every minute of every day! But resourceful Time Managers like you save the day by traveling through the annals of time correcting the Anomalies that threaten chronological deterioration and dimensional collapse!

2-4 Players | Ages 10 & up | 20 minutes | $19.99 MSRP

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Congratulations and Welcome to Our Team! Our world is in trouble and you are the solution. Since its discovery in 2235, time travel has become an integral part of our society. With daily use, our timeline becomes tired and distressed. As an entry-level Time Manager, travel through the annals of time in order to correct anomalies that threaten chronological deterioration and dimensional collapse. You and your fellow agents are from all across history and are now trained to deploy your Time Resources. If needed, refer to this training manual as you save yesterday, tomorrow, and today!

Bureau of Time takes place through 6 different time eras in need of fixing. Cooperate efficiently with your fellow Managers to order your agents well and you'll save the day (that's an understatement)! BOT is a set collection and action management casual game.

Win: Players correct all anomalies on the timeline.

Lose: Players lose if any of the below conditions are met. - A player can’t draw any cards at the beginning of their turn. - All eras have deteriorated.

Turn Actions
  1. Move from one era to an adjacent era.
  2. Give any number of cards to one player in the same era as you.
  3. Take any number of cards from one player in the same era as you.
  4. Heal your current era if distressed.
  5. Play and then discard a Time Tool.
  6. Correct an anomaly in your current era.
  7. Restore a deteriorated era from the Bureau Offices.


90 cards, 4 pawns, 1 spinner, 1 manual.

Tackle a variety of humorus historically inspired events with a twist!

12 anomoly cards

Use your standard-issued Time Tools and watch out for Time Flubs!

68 Time Tools, Solution Resources, and Time Flub cards

Progress Updates

We've been developing Bureau of Time since 2015 with the first edition released in 2017.

Since 2018 we've returned to the drawing board for a second edition. We're excited to bring a final public edition to your table soon!

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Thanks to...

Protospiel, many local gaming conventions, and all our friends and family that have playtested BOT into existence over the years!