Review: Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 6-Mar-12 | 14 comments

Thunderstone Advance titleThunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin is a refined stand-alone expansion to a franchise that has been very successful and seen many expansions over the past years. Though it is compatible with all of the cards from previous expansions we actually recommend anyone new to the game start with Thunderstone Advance

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Nice review.

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Canada
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The Gold Heart
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Update: I got it. And I’m loving it!

(By the way, we need a badge and theme for Advance now!)

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Canada
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The Gold Heart
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I’ll admit that I’ve eyed up Thunderstone before but just didn’t bite on it. Not sure why not, Advance may just get me to delve in. At least, I’m hoping so.

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My First Heart

@ Wildcat – Dragonspire is out off print, keep it.

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weird that you can’t make comments on the full review page. Also, the full review page does not show the name of the bg reviewer. Hopefully in the future, the reviewers name and the ability for comments will show on the full review page. Sorry, a little off topic… I hope this game really is better for new players. I tried the first Thunderstone once and wasn’t too impressed.

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I play orange
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This “retires” the original Thunderstone for me.

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I play blue

@DrWildcat – Depends on your budget, but if it were me, I’d hold on to Dragonspire so that you have more cards to throw into the mix. Part of the fun of the game is coming up with different strategies based upon the different combinations of monsters, heroes, and village cards.

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I’m always up to try a fantasy based card game… and this one sounds like a more refined version of the original… which was already a pretty good game in it’s own right.

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I’m in the odd position of having never played Thuderstone but I have an unoppened copy of Dragonspire. I’m confident I will love this game but should I try to save some money and sell the Dragonspire so that I can just jump in with Advance (and buy only new expansions for it) or do you experienced folks believe it is worth holding on to Dragonspire since if I like Advance I would want the old stuff too? Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.

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I'm Completely Obsessed

It looks great. I wasn’t sure what to think about this when I first heard about it, but the more information I see, the better it looks. Great review.

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Unicorn Clan - Legend of the Five Rings
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I loved the original and this expansion makes the game so much better! I’ve had my preorder in for a while and I can highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of deck building and/or fantasy themed games.

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Thanks for the review. I have yet to play Thunder Stone, but am planning on attending some game nights at mt local shop. Maybe I can get into it there.

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Marquis / Marchioness

Awesome, thanks for the in-depth information. It’ll be fun to try and compare to the original.

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Oooh great, I’ve been looking forward to this.

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