Players take on the role of powerful Chinese families trying to gain influence and power by exchanging gifts with Officials. The gift cards you offer as a player has to be of a higher value than the one you receive, forcing you to make strategic choices regarding which actions you want to take each turn. You will travel around China, sail down the Grand Canal, purchase precious jade, help construct the Great Wall, secure advantages through decrees, influence the game through intrigue, and ultimately, receive an audience with the emperor. If only one player succeeds in doing so, he wins. If several players succeed, the player with the most VPs among those players wins the game.
1-5 players Ages 14+ 60-90 minute play time
Contents: Gameboard 3 Destiny Dice Day Tracker 32 Travel Tokens 5 Envoy Meeples 5 Traveler Tokens 15 Canal Ships Next Start Player Medal 5 Intrigue Markers 5 VP Trackers Start Player Token 38 Gift Cards 20 Jade Tokens 15 Decree Tiles 5 Player Boards 60 Servant Cubes 5 Forman Tokens Rulebook