In the Twelfth Century, thanks to the Holy Crusades and to the development of new merchant routes, a few cities in Europe had grown so powerful that they had become City-States, called Maritime Republics, and their influence extended throughout the Mediterranean Sea.
In the game, each player represents a Maritime Republic with unique characteristics: they must make it stand out, gaining greater commercial, war, and political prestige, but also striving to develop and maintain the Republican values. Be careful, as a great score alone might not be enough to win if you can’t preserve the Republican nature!
The mechanic at the core of the game is bag building: Players can acquire cubes and place them in their bag. Every Round they will be able to draw several cubes, and depending on their number and their color, they will enable different actions. The game lasts 7 Rounds and each Round players may keep on playing actions until everyone has passed. Action cards increase the choices available, and players may discover many interesting combos if they have planned well!