Thundestone Advance is the second generation of A.E.G.’s game, and the precursor to Thunderstone Quest.
In this game you build a deck of cards and use them to enter either the Forest or The Dungeon and combat the monsters within. The winner is the player with the most Victory Points (VP). You obtain VP by defeating monsters, which load down your deck, or alternately through some of the cards you purchase in the game. Purchasing cards takes place by spending your turn in the town. So your turn is either: Go to the Dungeon/Forest OR Go to the Town.
The great thing about this game is the infinite repeatability because of the randomness of setup.