Masters of Venice is a strategy game that drops you into medieval Venice as a merchant who must amass wealth and prestige!VENICE, 1400's: You are a young merchant trying to make your name in a city of vibrant commerce; trade in spices, silks, gems, iron and grain can bring great wealth. You will buy goods as they enter the city docks and then sell them to the shops that need them. Increase your profits by buying shares of the shops that use the goods you trade in. Fulfill orders from the Guild Hall craftsmen to gain prestige.But this is a city rife with fickle demand and politics. Spend your ducats wisely and look for help from powerful people such as the Guildmaster, the Harbormaster, or perhaps the Tax Collector or a Thief. Even the Gondolieri have powerful connections here. In the end, the most important thing to remember is simple. .buy low and sell high!For 2 - 5 players ages 10 and up.Playing time: 30 minutes per player.Contents: 1 game board, 5 shops, 6 character cards, 1 wooden gondola, 5 player dials, 70 stock shars, 21 guild cards, 90 wooden resource cubes, 1 supply bag, 6 church favors, 1 gondola marker, 15 rumors, 16 pegs, 5 pawns, 10 wooden tokens and 138 Ducats.