Caverna Höhle gegen Höhle

Epoche II: Die Eisenzeit


In the core game, Epoche I: Erster Wohlstand, the mountain is prepared as living quarters for the tribe of dwarves. Each round comprises three phases: 1. An action tile is revealed. 2. Players alternate to move an open action tile to their side of the board and implement the action. 3. All action tiles are moved back onto the track. Action options are receiving or trading goods, setting up or pulling down a wall, excavating a cavern or furnishing a cavern, replenishing goods, Room actions or Anytime-Action. After eight rounds, you add your gold and points on openly displayed furnishings on your cave map.

In Epoche II: Die Eisenzeit, four rounds expand the game and provide a seamless sequel to Epoche I; both epochs should be played in sequence and you begin Epoch II with four dwarves. You have four turns per round and select from all available action tile, also from those from Epoch I, that is. Cases on the new action track have additional actions which you can do before, after or in-between actions of the respective action tile that you just turned up. After the first three rounds, you receive ore in amounts equal to the number of your donkeys. Donkeys are not discarded, but stay with you, and there is a limit of 9 ore.

If you want to play a shorter game, a rules variant is provided for an alternative game of only Epoch II. For this short game, you first draft room tiles from Epoch I.

Epoch II: Die Eisenzeit /The Iron Age again offers the essential core feeling of Caverna and again a very nice solo version; gameplay for the two epochs is of course longer and yet similar, but there is the allure of varying use for rooms in Epoch I.


Players: 1-2

Age: 12+

Time: 60++

Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

Art: Klemens Franz, atelier198

Price: ca. 17 Euro

Publisher: Lookout Spiele 2018


Genre: Tile placement, development

Users: With friends

Special: 1 player

Special: 2 players

Version: de

Rules: de en

In-game text: no



Again, a superb game for two players

Good solo version

Similar to Epoch I


Compares to:

Caverna; Agricola for 2 players


Other editions:

Lookout Spiele (en)


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 1

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0