Stealing the Stones is a heist game in which a band of scoundrels led by the greatest scoundrel of them all, Merlin, steal the ritual circle that will one day be called Stonehenge.
Five thousand years ago, strong Welsh hands armed with nothing more than hammers made of rock struck eighty great stones from the living earth and raised them to form a ritual circle: the Giant’s Dance.
Four hundred years later a band of scoundrels from the east sneaked into Wales and spirited the stones away. They would be transported 140 miles over river, sea and land to Salisbury plain where they formed part of the most famous stone circle ever built: Stonehenge. Nobody knows how this was achieved – but you are going to find out.
If you are Welsh and horrified by the idea of re-enacting this historic crime, you can instead play out the reverse: re-patriate this stolen national treasure. No need to change any other details.
Stealing the Stones is a hack of Stealing the Throne by Nick Bate. It can comfortably be played in 2 hours, with 3-5 players, a pack of standard playing cards and a six-sided die.