Life in the stone age must have been tough. Behind every bush with delicious berries there might be a wild animal waiting to attack. And even without the boar, we need to find out for ourselves whether the fruit is edible or poisonous. Each round we work together as a tribe to overcome dangers like these, using only the illustrations on the cards’ backs as a guide. Only after turning the card over do we find out what happens in that location. Through encountering these challenges, we grow and learn together. When the day draws to a close, the tribe must be fed in order to survive for another day of Paleo. There are ten decks of cards offering new challenges which can be mixed randomly, providing a variety which motivates players to brave the perils of surviving the stone age again and again.
It’s extraordinary how “Paleo” manages to create dynamic stories and images in the players’ minds that will stay there long after the game has ended. Through the relentless struggle for survival we learn that we are only as strong as the group. The variety of different events keeps our curiosity piqued through several playthroughs and rewards the exploration of this exciting and unforgiving stone age world.