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Stone Age Board Game


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  • STONE AGE, A FASCINATING ADVENTURE IN THE PAST
  • 2 to 4 players
  • 60 minutes playtime
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9 x 37.4 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Germany
  • ASIN: B00CF4G7OW
  • Item model number: 71260ZMG
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,537 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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The Dawn of Mankind. Our ancestors were hard workers, resting only very little. Luckily for us, their ingenuity allowed them to make their work easier, day after day. In Stone Age, players are sent back to that arduous period of history. With tools, quite archaic at first, you will be able to collect wood, stone and gold. These resources will allow you to attain higher levels of knowledge and build sturdier roofs over your head. Though luck plays an im­portant part in the game, only those who master their fate will be able to grasp victory. Finally, one mustn't forget to feed their tribe as that would represent a major setback for them. Relive history. CARVE YOUR VICTORY - IN STONE.

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By Z-Man Games

Players: 2 to 4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Ages: 10 and up

The Dawn of Mankind. Our ancestors were hard workers, resting only very little. Luckily for us, their ingenuity allowed them to make their work easier, day after day. In Stone Age, players are sent back to that arduous period of history. With tools, quite archaic at first, you will be able to collect wood, stone and gold. These resources will allow you to attain higher levels of knowledge and build sturdier roofs over your head. Though luck plays an important part in the game, only those who master their fate will be able to grasp victory. Finally, one mustn't forget to feed their tribe as that would represent a major setback for them. Relive history!

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Great Family game.
Shauna R. Hooks
This is a great gateway game and introduction to the worker placement games popular in Europe.
Baron Von Cool
This game is easy to learn and enjoyable.
Leanne

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J on December 3, 2013
I have a long and sordid history with Stone Age. I believe my experiences with the game pretty much hit all aspects of it:

I LOVE IT!
When I first played the game, I loved it. It was one of the first worker placement games I ever played. The board is great, the meeples are great, the cards and huts are great. I thought, "how can it get better than this?"

IT'S.....OK
Well, then I played some other worker placement games. I found Agricola, which felt like a deeper, more complex version of this. I found Alien Frontiers, which felt like a better dice-based lighter worker placement game. Later, I found The Manhattan Project, which is even better-designed. But, Stone Age still had some fun to be had. It's still an OK game!

IT'S BROKEN
And then I learned the game, as written in the rules, is broken. Pretty badly. Without going into too many details, there is a strategy where you can purposely starve your people and just run out the game quickly, scoring more points along the way than you're losing from starving your people, and win reliably. It kills the fun of a game when it's easily exploitable like that.

CONCLUSION
If you want a good, light to middle weight worker placement game, I'd recommend The Manhattan Project. If you want one which uses dice, go with Alien Frontiers. If you want to have the feel of gathering resources while needing to feed, play Agricola. There really isn't a niche I can find where this game stands out from the rest as having the best of anything, and therefore, I'd recommend passing on it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By DaBrandoChipper on August 17, 2013
I love strategic brain burning games, but Stone Age does not fit this category. It is not a confrontational game and it won't raise your blood pressure while playing it. But what it DOES do is work with so many types of player groups. I can play this game with my kids and/or my wife, some adult couples coming over for a visit, and even with my more hard core gaming friends. You can play this game competitively or just for fun and have a blast regardless.

Even though I said the game is not a brain burner, that does NOT mean you get to turn your brain off. The dice rolls add some luck, but deciding when and where to place your tribesmen takes some skill and planning. When you see certain cards and huts appear (these are both items you must "buy" with the resources you earn during the dice rolls) you need to be smart and opportunistic. There are so many good things to choose from on any given turn, but you really need to decide what is best to match the path you have chosen. If you are grabbing a lot of tools for instance, make sure you at some point buy cards showing tool markers to improve your endgame bonus.

I would like to address the dice element in the game for a minute or two. I generally do not like the way dice are used in SOME games because they seem to hinge too much on luck. I despise the roll and move mechanic in Monopoly. I am not a huge fan of Settlers of Catan, either. In Settlers, if your numbers do not turn up for a few turns, you just sit there. Trading doesn't do you any good if you have nothing to trade. I cannot tell you how many times I have rolled the dice in Catan on MY turn and everyone gets a resource EXCEPT ME!! That, to me, is so frustrating it isn't fun. In Stone Age, you get to roll one dice for every worker in a particular area.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Baron Von Cool on July 16, 2013
Originally released by Rio Grande Games, Zman Games has licensed the game and put it back into print as of May 1, 2013. I talked to ZMan Games and a rep there assured me the only changes are some minor rules clarifications (not new rules). All the original high quality components (including the leather dice cup) from the Rio Grande version are going to be included.

Stone Age is an awesome, amazing game that only takes a few minutes to learn, but is challenging to win, with multiple winning strategies. Suitable for experienced gamers and the whole family. It takes about an hour to play, maybe 90 minutes. This is a great gateway game and introduction to the worker placement games popular in Europe. Can't say enough good things about it. It scales well regardless of the number of players. Never gets old. A true modern gaming classic right up there with Dominion: Big Box and Ticket To Ride.

I also recommend the super-fun expansion, Stone Age Style is The Goal, which lets you add a fifth player, plus new huts, new cards, a new resource, and a new village location with its own trade track that lets you convert your existing resources into the ones you need.

Another awesome light worker placement game that's like this one but with a fantasy theme is Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game, but it does feature some "take that!
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