This expansion to the Rivals of Catan includes three different themes. In The Era of Explorers, you set sail from Catan. Explore. Discover new lands.
Your Explorer Harbor serves as a starting point for your exploration of 9 adjacent sea cards. Pirates, islanders, and Shipwrecks await across the waters. Embark on missions and try to be the best explorer. Ship tokens chart your position. Victory awaits the most skilled and intrepid sailor. In The Era of Sages, you influence events. The wisdom-currency-of the many and varied sages gives you the opportunity to influence the strength and frequency of events. Fend off famines. Deflect attacks. Promote peace. Connect with nature and balance prudence, power, foresight, and vigilance in a your noble struggle.
In The Era of Prosperity you can be a good prince. Govern wisely. Build schools, a Hospital, even promote the arts. Raise your people's spirits and spur expansion. But beware. Discontent dooms prosperity. Includes almanac and rules book.