Players take on the role of an "Apu" or regional leader. The improvements to their regions are for the benefit of the empire. Sapa, "the Only One", will only favor the leader who does the best over the empire's four eras.
In the game, you will be constructing Cities and Colcas (Storehouses that contain fish, corn, and potatoes) between the cities. These are all connected by a road system that player's build out from the capital city of Cusco.
Expand Your Civilization
Play City or Colca (storage hut) cards
Stock Storage Huts
Create Terraces for additional power in future rounds
Make Trade Agreements with other players
Use Extra Workforce cards to take special actions