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Stone Age

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The times were hard indeed. Our ancestors worked with their legs and backs straining against wooden ploughs in the stony earth. Of course, progress did not stop with the wooden plough. People always searched for better tools and more productive plants to make their work more effective. In Stone Age, the players live in this time, just as our ancestors did. They collect wood, break stone and wash their gold from the river. They trade freely, expand their village and so achieve new levels of civilization.

  • Players 2-4
  • Ages 10+

Stone Age is an excellent game. Not too hard to pick up, has good strategy and best of all, it's FUN.
The components are of very good quality, beautiful to look at and even better to play with.
You never know who is going to win until the very end.
Highly recommended game.
Rating: 8.8
Reviewed by: John Warren

Although it can be played with only 2 players, Stone Age is best played with 4. The game is quick to learn but it is not a simple game. There are various strategies that can be used to attempt to win. The only area of randomness in the game is when you determine how many resources that you produce in the turn which entails rolling one dice per person that you have producing that resource. Each resource has a separate production cost starting with food at 1 per 2 point up to gold at 1 per 5 points. The board and components are of a high quality. The nicest feature of the game is the leather cup which is used for rolling the dice. It is currently one of the favourite games of my gaming group.
Rating: 10.0
Reviewed by: m0gb0y74

The beauty of this game is much deeper than the board and artwork. The management of your own little tribe and race for resources is a refreshing mix between worker placement and luck (dice!). While it is an easy game to learn, it has surprising depth of strategy (for its genre). Every game I have played has been different, and each has been fun. The family growth hut (or as we call it the Shag shack) is no end of innuendo and laughs. Overall, Stone Age is a more fun, family-friendly variant of the Caylus and Agricola style of worker placement and resource management. It is relatively short, simple, and quick moving. More importantly, it offers only minimal opportunity for analysis paralysis. It is a great game; I regret giving away my copy. I will be buying myself another copy.
Rating: 9.0
Reviewed by: matthewwhincop

Stone Age is a beautifully produced game, that will please euro and ameritrash gamers alike.
The production is fabulous, with great pieces, boards and cards, even including a leather dice cup. That said, they don’t take too much space on the playing table, and are not in the least cumbersome. The rulebook is 6 pages long (or should I say short?), very well explained and easy to teach to new players in five minutes.
It takes about an hour to play, and scales well with the stated number of players: 2-4.
The basic mechanic is one of ‘worker placement’, where you place your wooden workers (or meeples) on places on the board depending on what you are after/is available. Then you get resources, or hut tiles, or civilisation cards that grant you points. Then you feed the members of your tribe.
There is scope for different strategies to deploy, and to adapt them as the game progresses. The winner is the one with the most points. The points are only partially known to other players, and thus avoiding the situation where the strategy is to go for whoever is winning at a given point.
The rules are posted in Rio Grande Games webpage, here:
* http://www.riograndegames.com/games.html?id=254
Overall, it is a solid game, easy to learn, teach and play, but with more than enough strategy to have a high replayability value. The components are top-notch. In fact, there’s nothing not to like in Stone Age. Give it a try, and enjoy!
Rating: 9.0
Reviewed by: echtalion

The first thing that will strike you about this game is how pretty everything is. The componants and the artwork are great and all come together to reinforce the theme of the game. You definately feel like you get your moneys worth with this one!

A great looking game is worthless if it doesn't play well, the good news is that Stone Age is a joy to play. The rules are clear and simple, with plenty of examples to illustrate them. After the first few turns we found we did not need to refer to the rule book a second time - which is always a plus with a game.

There is also a good deal of strategy under the gloriously glossy surface and the game doesn't drag on and over stay its welcome - rather it will leave you wanting to play again to try out another strategy!

Rating: 9.5
Reviewed by: darrenhornshaw
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