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”.