Game Details

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Name Stone Age (2008)
Complexity 2.4729
BGG Rank 123
Player Count 2 - 4
Mechanism(s) Contracts, Dice Rolling, End Game Bonuses, Set Collection, Turn Order: Progressive, Worker Placement

The "Stone Age" times were hard indeed. In their roles as hunters, collectors, farmers, and tool makers, our ancestors worked with their legs and backs straining against wooden plows in the stony earth. Of course, progress did not stop with the wooden plow. 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. With a balance of luck and planning, the players compete for food in this pre-historic time.

Players use up to ten tribe members each in three phases. In the first phase, players place their men in regions of the board that they think will benefit them, including the hunt, the trading center, or the quarry. In the second phase, the starting player activates each of their staffed areas in whatever sequence they choose, followed in turn by the other players. In the third phase, players must have enough food available to feed their populations, or they face losing resources or points.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 Sam Healey 14 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 38 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
Stonemaier Games 2018 Jamey Stegmaier 10 Top Worker Placement (2018)
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 93 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition