Thunderstone (2009)

Average Rating: 7.08/10
Board Game Rank: 347
Thematic Rank: 93
Strategy Game Rank: 242
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Year Published
2009
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1 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Thunderstone
Alternate Names
Kamień Gromu
Громовой камень
サンダーストーン
雷霆之石
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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 much in the style of Dominion. Before the game starts a selection of Village and Hero cards will be randomnly chosen that players may add to their specific decks. Like Dominion, every player starts with a basic deck of weaker cards that they can use to purchase other more powerful cards. In Thunderstone these cards may be different Heroes such as mages, archers, thieves, or warriors or they may be supplies the heroes need like weapons, rations, or light to reach further into the dungeon.

A dungeon deck is also created by combining several different groups of monsters together. Certain groups of monsters may be more or less susceptible to different Hero types so players will have to take this into account when they choose what to buy.

Rather than buying puny Victory Points, player's will use their deck to defeat monsters in the dungeon. From the monster deck a row of cards is laid out. Players may on their turn choose to attack a monster in the deck rather than visit town and buy cards. If they do this they play cards from their hand and resolve their abilities in order to boost strength and have enough light to reach a specific monster. Some monsters also have special abilities which may hinder the player. If they have enough strength they defeat the monster and place that card in their deck. This card is worth victory points and often can be used as money to purchase other cards. In addition to this players are awarded experience points for defeating monsters which can be used to upgrade their heroes into more powerful versions. The game is played until the Thunderstone is revealed from the dungeon and a player is able to claim it. The player with the most victory points in their deck is the winner.

The basic Thunderstone framework was updated in the implementation of Thunderstone: Advance.

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Online Play

NOTE BEFORE PLAYING: New rules are available for download which make certain game concepts much clearer to players. The latest rules can be downloaded from the Files Section or from the Alderac website (see Web Links below).
other languages:
deutsch: http://www.pegasus.de/1953.html?&no_cache=1&cid=2081&did=6243&sechash=9f432fc3

Contents

530 Cards

  • 1 Thunderstone card
  • 5 Reference cards
  • 32 Experience Point cards
  • 38 Randomizer cards
  • 80 Monster cards
  • 90 Basic cards (including Disease)
  • 132 Hero cards
  • 152 Village cards

50 Extra-Wide Card Divider

Card Sleeves

Standard Sleeves (63.5 x 88mm) for 530 cards

/!\\ Thunderstone cards are a little wider than the standard cards.
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Thunderstone
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Alderac Print & Play edition
Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group
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Year: 2012
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Громовой камень
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Russian first edition
Publisher: Hobby World
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Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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雷霆之石
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Publisher: Wargames Club Publishing
Artist: Jason Engle
Year: 2011
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Italian first edition
Publisher: Stratelibri
Artist: Jason Engle
Year: 2011
Product Code: SL0076
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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French First Edition
Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group, Edge Entertainment
Artist: Jason Engle
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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1 Thunderstone-Kompendium 2.6
Eine Auflistung der Thunderstone-Regeln, die am häufigsten nachgeschlagen werden. Herzstück der Datei ist die jahrelang immer wieder überarbeitete Detailbeschreibung jeder Karte aus sämtlichen (Non-Advanced-)Thunderstone-Erweiterungen (Basisspiel, Zorn der Elemente, Wächter von Doomgate, Drachenturm, Belagerung von Thornwood, Herz der Verdammnis und ein paar Promo-Karten). Ich hab die Datei gerne geöffnet auf meinem Smartphone beim Spielen daneben liegen.
German
2014-07-24
1 Cartas Eliminadas
Una carta para señalizar donde están las cartas eliminadas (imitando la organización del Dominion)y así no tener que usar la tapa de la caja del juego.
Spanish
2014-04-28
12 Simple Solo Thunderstone
For those who don't like the "conveyer belt" mechanism of the official AEG Solo Rules, this variant uses a d8 and d4 to determine Attack Strength and Light Sources on the AI Opponent's turn.
English
2013-07-05
14 Thunderstone dividers (basegame)
Replacement dividers for the basegame. 48 dividers for heroes, monsters, village, basic village, XP, disease, and thunderstone.
English
2013-04-03
4 Epic Thunderstone Layout (Printer Friendly)
This is a simple printer-friendly layout for the Epic Thunderstone variant, as created by Richard Launius & Tom Vasel. It may not look like much, but if printed to beige card stock, it looks pretty good and the spacing works well. Prints easily to 4 pages, which can be cleverly taped together for convenient folding. I added names to the various locales for silly flavor.
English
2013-02-25
3 Randomizer Card (base game only)
For use with one D20 die to use in place of randomizer cards in the base game. Any/all feedback/thumbs up gratefully received thank you :)
English
2013-01-28
3 Separadores molones para thunderstone
Los famosos separadores para cartas que nunca vinieron en la edición española.
Spanish
2012-12-26
6 Thunderstone Randomizer V2.0
Thunderstone Randomizer, version 4.0 - promo cards are now included - setups for multiplayer "Siege" scenario (=> Root of Corruption) can now be generated
English
2012-10-14
1 Thundermaster Unplugged Randomizer Labels updated
Updated from the Intelligent Randomizer. Includes all Thunderstone Version 1 cards. This is an update from http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/65878/thundermaster-unplugged-randomizer-labels
English
2012-09-10
9 Epic Thunderstone Mat (fan built) V2
Uploading version 2. Added space for Archers as a separate class. Added room for Elite Militia as a separate pile.
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2012-07-25
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 347
Thematic Rank: 93
Strategy Game Rank: 242
Num Ratings: 8143
Average Rating: 7.08
Standard Deviation: 1.45
Num Views: 761353
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Fans: 631
Personal Comments: 1961
Users Owning: 8660
Users Wanting: 192
Users Trading: 510 [find trade matches]
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MN 0044 Thunderstone & Thunderstone Advance
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25.6 MB
2015-03-17
Podcast #032 - Thunderstone
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2013-10-21
House Rules 51: Discussing Thunderstone and Guildhall with Jeff Quick
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2013-01-09
BGTG 131 - 100 Great Games, part 1 (with Stephen Glenn & Mark Jackson)
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2012-12-20
I've Been Diced! episode 27: An expanding universe of expansions
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2011-12-21
Little Metal Dog Show - Episode 18
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2011-03-14
Session Impressions: Thunderstone - Dragonspire
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2011-02-20
Love Talk with Kartok (Happy Valentine's Day!)
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2011-02-13
House Rules Episode 5: Deck Building—Thunderstone vs. Dominion
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2011-02-10
Session Impressions: Thunderstone Expansions 1 and 2
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2011-02-08
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