Thunderstone

Thunderstone

For ages the vile Doom Knights have sought to gather the remaining Thunderstones to fulfill a prophecy of corruption over the lands. Now the first Thunderstone has been discovered in the Dungeons of Grimhold and the Doom Knights have sent their minions to claim the relic. The Villagers of Barrowsdale gather brave souls to face the dungeon and keep the Thunderstone out of the hands of the Doom Knights.

Thunderstone is a fantasy deck-building game. Fight the evils of the dungeon to prove your worth. Gain powerful weaponry and level into new and mighty hero classes. Claim the best cards and survive to take the Thunderstone.

Will you claim the Thunderstone?

• Build up your character as you play
• Over 500 Cards for replay value
• Game design by Michael Elliott
• Illustrated by fantasy artist Jason Engle

BoardGameGeek Info

Publisher
Alderac Entertainment Group
Published in
2009
My Rating
9.0
BGG Rating
6.14
BGG Rank
None
Players
1-5
Ages
13+
Duration
1:00
Complexity
3.4 / 5
Acquired
January 2010
Eager to Play
No
Plays
14
Last Played
May 05, 2013
Time Spent
14:00

This game draws inspiration heavily from Dominion, but adds a dungeon crawl to the mix. Players have a common pool of a cards (Village cards) to purchase, building a deck. They draw a hand of 6 cards each turn, and decide to go to the Village to buy more cards, or go into the Dungeon to face one of three monsters. The goal of the game is to find the Thunderstone buried in the dungeon; this triggers the end of the game.

Players gain XP to level up heroes, and victory points for killing monsters. In the end the player with the most victory points in his deck wins the game. This drives the deck building to be one part economic (to recruit heroes and buy equipment) and one part practical (to kill monsters). Having a focus on killing monsters really gives the game a purpose that Dominion does not.

14 plays

  • May 05, 2013
  • September 05, 2011
  • February 25, 2011
  • November 17, 2010
  • October 09, 2010
  • May 04, 2010
  • March 31, 2010
  • March 25, 2010
  • February 25, 2010
  • January 27, 2010
  • January 20, 2010
  • January 14, 2010
  • January 13, 2010
  • January 13, 2010