Rune Stones is a deck-building game by acclaimed designer Rüdiger Dorn. In Rune Stones, every card has a unique number on it. Two cards are always played together, and the higher numbered card is removed from the player’s deck. You have to be careful which cards you buy and how you play them to not lose your best cards. Players will use their cards to gather gems, forge them into Rune Stones, then combine those into Menhir (magical stone formations). These are the main way to score points, but also grant players special abilities for the rest of the game.
On your turn, you may choose from one of three options:
The first player to 65 points triggers the end of the game, and then the player with the most points at the end of the round is the winner. (Queen Games)