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Prehistory Deluxe Kickstarter
$54.00

You had me at “hello.” Great artwork, two separate game boards, fun theme, worker placement, and resource rondels a-plenty!

We.  Are.  Done.

[I should mention up front that this is the complete Kickstarter version of the game with all included stretch goals and components listed in the campaign.  Visit the original Kickstarter campaign here (from February 2018) for a complete list of stretch goals and included components.

When I saw this game on Kickstarter, I immediately reached out to Attila to see if it might be possible to back directly as a retailer.  Fortunately, he and the team were supportive and so I picked up some copies for the shop!   I was lucky enough to play this game at Essen Spiel 2018, and I loved it!  So did the other gamers at the table with me. Adding to the already solid gameplay, artwork, bits, and theme… I was able to meet Attila and the rest of the A-games team, and they were ALL really wonderful people who are passionate about the games they create and publish.  I’m sure many people will agree with me when I say that great games made by great people are a really wonderful aspect of our hobby!

So, what about the game?

The game plays over 5 rounds, with each round consisting of 4 seasons.  As one might expect (smile), each season features specific actions and possibilities and players must use earlier seasons to prepare for later seasons.  If you don’t plan effectively, you may find yourself sitting around thinking about the next year while your opponents clean up handily at the ol’ fishing stream, or perhaps excel in cave painting, hunting, gathering or carrying out ceremonies!

The game features a unique mechanic where resources you spend to take actions early on will influence which resources (now considered action markers) will be available for use later in the year…

In addition to the main board that houses the various actions one can carry out, there is a second board made up of randomly placed terrain tiles that form a map suitable for exploration and campsite building (among other things).

In winter– set up the board.

In spring– spend resources to carry out actions.

In summer– retrieve resources from the center of the board and use them as action markers.  Each player gets a chance to perform any or all of the 6 actions on the board; provided they have the action markers required.  Finally, before moving forward, players gain any points for their position on the fishing track.

In autumn– each player gets a chance to move their tribe members on the separate terrain map.  Here players jockey for control of campsites, go hunting/fishing/gathering, or collect megaliths for end game points!

If an early human-existence theme fused with action selection and resource management sounds like something you might enjoy spending a few hours exploring at your gaming table, then pick this one up NOW!

You won’t be disappointed!

(Or, at least, you won’t be disappointed if you and I have similar gaming interests… 😉 )

 

Ages: 12+
Players: 2 – 4
Play Time: 60 -120 minutes
Designer: Attila Sz?gyi
Artists: Gyula Pozsgay, Attila Sz?gyi
Publisher: A-Games
SKU: A-Games 001
MSRP: $95 and up on e.B.a.y (US)
Our Price: $60.00
Link to BGG: Prehistory

 

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Description

We are running out of food!! The area around our campsite doesn’t have enough supplies for this many of us. The tribe has no choice, we again have to move on to survive. Now we must travel to discover new areas, look in every nook and cranny for things to eat. We decide that our best chance is to go or own ways. Which one of us will succeed in finding the richest soil, build a new home, found the strongest tribe?

 

In this game, the players act as prehistoric tribes from the late stone age, trying to best manage the food and resource via various actions. We come across many situations that prehistoric people would have faced. Gathering, fishing, hunting, even creating paintings on your walls, or maybe performing a ceremony to influence the forces of nature. All this while searching for a new home and conquering new areas. The player with the biggest progress and most wealth will survive to thrive and win the game.

Additional information
Weight 5.8 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 11.75 × 3.0 in
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