Players attempt to increase their standing as merchants in the Hanseatic League by gaining prestige points. This may be done in different ways: Establishing a network of Counting Offices in new Hansa cities may be as promising as improving trading skills. Players accomplish various activities during their moves. Traders may be placed on the game board, moved, or even displace traders of other players. If they eventually occupy an entire trade route between two cities, a new Counting Office may be established. But players may also develop their trading skills, instead in particular cities, improving their abilities throughout the course of play. The winner of the game is the player who gains the most Prestige Points. A highly anticipated game.
Contents: 1 two-sided Gameboard, 135 Traders (wooden cubes), 20 Merchants (wooden disks), 16 Bonus Markers, 5 Panels in shape of an escritoire, 1 “completed cities” counter (black cube),
1 Pawn for the two player game, 4 Cardboard Counters with soldiers to divide the gameboard into provinces in the two player game, rules
No. of players: 2-5
Playing time: 60 minutes