Belgium, 15th Century. The first stock market opens its doors, and all of Europe has set its eyes on the wealthy and influential city of Bruges. In Bruges, players attempt to garner influence from the local merchants, bureaucrats, and nobles that rule this beautiful city in hopes of gaining prestige, reputation, and power. But, disasters loom over the horizon! Ruse, tactical thinking, and a little luck will allow you to pull ahead of the pack. And, if that isn`t enough, the shadier denizens of the city will be more than happy to help.