You are a reputable merchant in the 15th century, sailing to strategically important cities of the Mediterranean, building warehouses in these cities and fortresses to protect them. It is your ambition to become the most mighty and successful merchant of all. But you will succeed only if you manage to establish your warehouses in as many cities as possible and if you build your warehouses and fortresses in the most flourishing cities. The player owning the most money at the end of the game is the most renowned merchant and winner of the game. This game also comes with an expansion pack of 3 cities and a pirate ship.