Back to the Future: Back in Time

Back to the Future: Back in Time

Cooperative Game
2-4 Players
About 60 Minutes
Grade 4 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Even if you’re not a fan of the classic 80s movie, Back to the Future: Back in Time is an immersive experience that provides players with interesting choices and unique opportunities for cooperation. Players must manage impending risk while balancing several objectives at once. This game helps students juggle problems and assign value to their actions. But, of course, with every cooperative game, your best-laid plans may unravel in an instant. This unpredictability forces your kids to adapt, regroup and forge ahead.

Game Overview

In the fully co-operative game Back to the Future: Back in Time, each player takes on the role of a major character from the movie: Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Jennifer Parker, or Einstein the dog. The objective of the game is to have the characters move around 1955 Hill Valley, collecting certain items in an effort to fix Doc's famous DeLorean time machine, defeat Biff Tannen and his gang of trouble-making friends, while ensuring that Marty's parents fall in love. Only when that is accomplished can players then accelerate the DeLoreon to 88 MPH down Main Street before the clock tower strikes 10:04 pm!

  • Logistics Logistics
    Allows players to manage production flow between the point of origin and consumption.
  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Players must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a player’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resilience Resilience
    Teaches players how to quickly recover from and cope with difficulties.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
  • Time Management Time Management
    Improves a player’s ability to organize and plan how long they spend on specific activities.
  • Cooperation Cooperation
    Encourages players to work together toward a common goal.
  • Group Discussion Group Discussion
    Instigates the sharing of ideas, the solving of problems, or providing feedback within a group.
Game Details
  • Type: Light Hobby Game
  • Category: Cooperative Game
  • Designer(s): Prospero Hall
  • Published: 2020
  • Game Length: About 60 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
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