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"A lot of action, alot of fun"
5 stars"
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Well, there are times you wish you could change the way you rate games on a site like this cause all it takes is one to top them all. This game is exactly that.

We reviewed Pillars of the Earth some time ago and it was, and still is, a very nice game. Stone Age takes some of the mechanics of PoE and moves it a bit further.

Like PoE, this game involves gathering basic resources like stone, gold, wood, and clay. And the normal goal of gaining game points.

The added fun is trying to build huts, increase productivity and feeding these poor loin clothed souls. Game turns can move pretty quickly and there is a lot of motion on the board. Lots of nifty wooden pieces, beautifully cut tokens and parts and a spectacular and large game board.

This is a very physical game. Lots of pieces being placed, moved, and accounted for. Speed games are even more hilarious. Luck does play a fairly large part but can be accounted for.

As for the kids, our 8 year old plays pretty well but the mechanics are so basic, the 5 year old joins in from time to time when he knows we are not “Out for the kill”.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
"Amazing game!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Played this at a friends house and decided we needed to get it. Every time we play it my husband says it was worth every cent we payed for it. Not often two players can play a game.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"A beautiful game."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

A beautifully presented game that is relatively simple to learn. Couple of drawbacks however – always seem to run out of gold pieces and the dice rolling does take a while. We have learnt to use dice simulators on our phones to help speed up this process. A great family game.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


The times were hard indeed. 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.

Risk and grow as your ancestors did. Only then the victory ring sings to you!

Contents: 1 Game Board, 4 Player Boards, 68 Wooden Resources, 40 Wooden Resources, 8 Wooden Markers, 53 Supply Tiles, 28 Building Tiles, 18 Tool Tiles, 1 Start Player Figure, 36 Civilization Cards, 7 Dice, 1 Leather Dice Cup, 1 Rule Booklet.

2 – 4 players
Ages 10 & up
Playing time: 90 minutes
Author: Michael Tummelhofer

Release date NZ
October 1st, 2008
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Number of Players
Play Time
60-90 minutes
  • Medieval
  • Other
Board Game Type
Board Game
Board Game Requirement
Base Game
Age Group
Recommended Age
10 years or over
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All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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