let them eat rocks ...
Players struggle to survive the Stone Age by working as hunters,
collectors, farmers, and tool makers. As you gather resources,
enlarge your tribe, and build huts you work to gain victory points.
Players use up to 10 tribe members each in three phases. The
first phase players place their people 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 staffed area in whatever sequence he chooses,
followed in turn by each of the other players. In the third phase,
players must have enough food available to feed their populations,
or else lose resources or points.
Stone Age is a game where players take turns placing
their meeples in various actions to accumulate food, resources,
cards, special items, and victory point buildings. Once players
have placed all their meeples, each player takes their turn,
starting with the starting player, and use the actions where
their meeples are placed. Then, each player feeds their meeples.
This continues until either all cards or one building stack are
gone. Then, final scoring, and winner is determined.
There will be three heats, with two SE rounds in each
heat. The double winners from each heat will advance to the semi-final.
If there are more than 16 double winners in attendance, they
will be ranked by % of table score from the second heat game
(and then from the first heat game if necessary). If less than
16 double winners appear for the semis, alternates will be selected
to bring the semi-finalists to16 based on the following tie-breakers:
1. total wins in all three heats
2. most wins in least number of games played
3. highest % of table score in best single win
If insufficient winners appear to select 16 semi-finalists,
only 12 will advance with the best runner-up score by percentage
of table score also advancing to the Final. Similar cuts to 8
and 4 semi-finalists/finalists will be used if necessary.
Check the kiosk in the Paradise Terrace for rankings.
for more game details.