There are 4 in-game Resources: Wood, Stone, Food, which are tradeable, and Energy, which cannot be converted into Tokens.
Wood can used to craft, build and repair different structures. It can also be traded.
Stone is used also used in crafting, building, repairing and it's tradeable.
Food can be traded or transformed into Energy through Cooking.
Spending energy is necessary for any Resource gathering activity and other laborious tasks. Curses, Blessings and Seasonal temperatures can decrease or boost your production. Sending a Tamed Wolf to guard your Worker can also boost Resource gathering.