Stonies: FAQ – Help for Beginners

  1. The Cave
  2. Hunting
  3. Tools & Weapons
  4. Marriage & Family
  5. Expansions

The Cave

In era 3, you will gain access to the cave in the first part of the map you unlocked.

The cave has various rooms for different features:

Decoration Chamber

The Decoration Cave allows you to store decorations such as shrines and payment items that are just taking up space outside. They can be stacked into the cave and the bonuses can be collected from the individual items. To move decorations into the cave, simply tap on them and hit the “into the cave” button!

A pin will appear over the cave when you have gifts ready to be collected!

High Scores

The high scores allow you to compare yourself with other players around your level!

Cave Paintings

The cave painting cave allows you to unlock various cave painting masterpieces.

These pictures don’t just look cool – they also give you bonuses to various skills and activities.

Themed picture bundles which unlock tiles of paintings can be crafted at many of your production sites. You will find the finished bundles in the painting bundle inventory on the left:

If you get duplicate pieces from your painting bundles, you can use the “Reuse” button to turn them into Crystal fragments (100 of which can be turned into a Crystal).

You can also buy missing pieces for Crystals by tapping on the missing patches.

Hunting

Hunting animals is a great source of food and other handy materials. To start hunting, you need to have researched hunting at your circle of worship. This allows you to build a weapons workshop, where you can craft an assortment of weapons:

Weapons:

  • Wooden Spear – Can be used to hunt rabbits
  • Hardened Wooden Spear – Can be used to hunt rabbits & goats
  • Bone Spear – Can be used to hunt rabbits, goats & reindeer
  • Sling – Can be used to hunt birds & rabbits
  • Bow and Arrow – Can be used to hunt rabbits, birds & wild boars
  • Spear-Thrower – Can be used to hunt wolves
  • Poisoned Spear – Can be used to hunt reindeer & yaks

To hunt animals, your Stonie must have the proper weapon equipped. Simply, select the Stonie, then tap on the animal. Your Stonie will go over to where it is and kill it.

Once slain, the animal will need to be butchered by a Stonie with a scraper. You can select how long you want your Stonie to work on the butchering; the longer your Stonie spends butchering, the more materials you will gather from that animal.

Butchering animals can give a variety of materials:

  • Rabbits – Meat, bones
  • Birds – Meat, feathers
  • Goats – Meat, bones, horns, leather
  • Reindeer – Meat, leather, sinew
  • Boars – Meat, bones, leather, teeth
  • Wolves – Meat, teeth, wolf fur
  • Yaks – Meat, bones, teeth, leather, horn, yak wool, tallow
  • Bears – Meat, bones, bear fur
  • Sabre-Tooth Cats – Meat, bones, tiger fur

Tools & Weapons

Stonies can do a lot with their hands, but they need tools to harvest larger resources, hunt animals, or craft certain types of items.

Most tools can be manufactured at the tool workshop:

Tools:

  • Handaxe – Allows Stonies to harvest grass and fallen trees
  • Stone Axe – Allows Stonies to fell trees for branches and wood
  • Stone Hammer – Allows Stonies to collect stones from large boulders
  • Carving Stone – Allows Stonies to make various items at the woodworking shop
  • Fishing Rod – Allows Stonies to catch fish from ponds
  • Scraper – Allows Stonies to butcher animals they killed
  • Stone Knife – Can do anything a handaxe and scraper can do
  • Mortar and Pestle – Allows Stonies to grind down resources
  • Sacrificial Wand – Allows Stonies to conduct rituals at the large ritual site
  • Obsidian Knife* – Can do anything a handaxe, scraper or carving stone can do; has increased durability
  • Marble Axe* – Works like a regular axe, but also gives a bonus to resource gathering and construction
  • Marble Hammer* – Works like a regular stone hammer, but also gives a bonus to resource gathering and manufacturing

    *These items are occasionally available as a bonus for Crystal purchases; they cannot be crafted in the game.

Weapons can be crafted in the weapons workshop:

Weapons:

  • Wooden Spear – Can be used to hunt rabbits
  • Hardened Wooden Spear – Can be used to hunt rabbits & goats
  • Bone Spear – Can be used to hunt rabbits, goats & reindeer
  • Sling – Can be used to hunt birds & rabbits
  • Bow and Arrow – Can be used to hunt rabbits, birds & wild boars
  • Spear-Thrower – Can be used to hunt wolves
  • Poisoned Spear – Can be used to hunt reindeer & yaks

To use a tool or weapon, your Stonie must equip it. Each Stonie has a limited number of tool slots:

The first slot is free to use; additional slots can be unlocked for Crystals.

To equip a tool, simply drag it from your inventory into a free tool slot:

Remember that only Stonies with the right tools can do certain things. When assigning Stonies to a task, make sure the pin over the production site is green! If it’s orange, keep browsing through your idle Stonies until you find one with the right tool!

Marriage & Family

Adult Stonies don’t want to live alone – they want to be have a hut, be married and have kids. If you see a Stonie with a red speech bubble with a handshake walking around all forlorn, they want to be married:

To marry Stonies, you need to use a love spell. You can activate that with your divine power. Just click on the purple lightning bolt in the top right corner – that activates your god mode.

Next to the purple lightning bolt, you’ll now have a heart symbol. Click on that to activate the love spell.

Now you can tap on two Stonies – a man and a woman – searching for a partner (first one, then the other), and then on an empty hut to complete the spell. Eligible partners and huts will helpfully be pointed out with blue arrows:

Keep in mind you cannot marry related Stonies; if all of your single Stonies are related, you’ll need to wait until someone new joins the tribe or an unrelated couple has a baby and it comes of age.

If you haven’t reached your tribe limit yet (which can be seen in the tribe overview), your married Stonies will surely have a bun in the oven soon!

Expansions

To expand your territory, keep a look out for large, pointy rock formations near the edge of your current area:

Zapping these with divine power will turn them into magical statues.

These statues in turn, will require a sacrifice in the form of some level-appropriate products and Crystals to unlock the new area for them:

Once you have collected the required materials, simply click on the production button to complete the expansion.

You will be asked to pay a certain number of Crystals, and then the new region will be unlocked for you.

New regions will not only give you more room, but also grant you access to new materials and resources!

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