Legacy: Gears of Time

Legacy: Gears of Time

Legacy: Gears of Time

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Legacy: Gears of Time - Game Components
  • 66 Technology Cards
  • 6 Fate Cards
  • 104 Influence Cubes (27 of each color)
  • 2 Turn/Round Indicator Gears
  • 4 Player Markers
  • 4 Character Cards
  • 1 Timeline Game Board
  • 1 Present Day Marker
  • 6 Timeframe Capacity Markers
  • 8 Legacy 50-Point Tokens
  • 12 Failed Technology Markers
  • 1 Rule Booklet (PDF)
Legacy: Gears of Time - Box Top
Box Top
Legacy: Gears of Time - Box Bottom
Box Bottom

The Story

In the world of Legacy: Gears of Time, the course of history is maintained by the operators of the Ancient Machine. As an Antiquitect, the machine binds you to the present while you travel back through time. Charged with influencing the activities of the past, you are resolute in ensuring that the technological advancement of the world remains intact. Excellent planning, adaptability and influence are key to returning to the present with the greatest Legacy, claiming victory over your rivals!


Legacy is a strategic card game mechanically rooted in its time travel theme. Players navigate the timeline, establishing and influencing technologies, to ensure increasingly elaborate technology chains remain intact. At the end of each round players score Legacy points for having the most influence over a technology, and for each time a more advanced technologies depends on it; the highest scoring player at the end of the game is the winner!


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Tim Norris

Drive Through Review

Joel Eddy

Geek Dad Reviews
"Legacy is a nice, hefty game with a lot of strategic depth"
Physics Toys and Games - Andrew Zimmerman Jones
"I fell in love with this game ... not only in its own right, but as an educational tool to give young people a sense of how technology grows and progresses. But, honestly, mostly because it's just a lot of fun."
Ben Schneider
Legacy: Gears of Time gets it right
"Floodgate Games has produced a gem."
Little Metal Dog
Happy Hour - Michael Fox
"a fantastic package that offers a challenging experience every time you play"
Josh Edwards
Legacy: Gears of Time Review
"8.5/10 - I was quite pleasantly surprised with this game"
Opinionated Gamers
Legacy: Gears of Time - A Preview by Jonathan Franklin
"very cool"
Dice Temple
Delorean Game Review
"It is a fun, medium weight way to spend an hour or two, and the thrill of molding time never does lose its luster (and neither will the board or card art in this game)"


Download the Rule Book (pdf - 4.2mb)
Download the Tech-Tree Poster
Visit Legacy: Gears of Time on Board Game Geek


  • Game Design: Ben Harkins
  • Illustration: Steve Maggart
  • Graphics: Peter Wocken
  • Playtesting: Justin Stone, Nate Anderson, Chris Heuer, Michelle Kanarski, Josh Slivken, Jamin Brunner, Mark Maruska, James Greene, Jon Quarfoth, Robert Eichinger, Kent Harkins, Cassandra Grabarkiewicz
  • Photos: Dave Eckblad

Legacy: Forbidden Machines

The story continues with the first expansion - Legacy: Forbidden Machines