A player keeps all cards which he acquires on his player board until the end of the game.
All cards are divided into two parts:
Top: The player takes the item shown on the top immediately when he takes the card.
Bottom: The player scores what is shown on the bottom during final scoring.
During the final scoring, each player multiplies the number of different card by itself and adds extras.
There are 16 cards with green background, with 8 different culture symbols, twice each. And there are 20 cards with a sand-colored background.
The green cards have different categories like: healing, art, writing, pottery, time, heilkunst transport, music and weaving.
Upper part – used during the game
The following cards are used immediately when a player acquires them:
Items for dice (10 cards)
When a player acquires the card, he immediately rolls as many dice as there are players in the game. Then he places the dice around the card, matching the numbers.
Beginning with the player, who acquired the card, each player selects one die. The player takes the corresponding resource and removes the die.
The other players follow in clockwise order until all dice are gone and all players have taken 1 item or added food production.
The player may not change the roll with his tools.
Food (7 cards)
The player immediately takes the amount of food shown on the card from the supply.
Resource (5 cards)
The player immediately takes the resource shown on the card from the supply.
Resource with die roll (3 cards)
The player immediately rolls 2 dice and takes the resource shown as during resource procurement. He can add unused tools to the roll.
Points (3 cards)
The player immediately moves his marker on the scoring track 3 spaces forward.
New tool (1 card)
The player immediately takes 1 tool (exactly as with the tool maker).
Additional food production (2 cards)
The player immediately moves his marker on the food track 1 space upward (exactly as with the field).
Additional card, only for the final scoring (1 card)
The player takes the top-most civilization card from the face down stack. It looks at it and places it face down with his other civilization cards. He scores this card only in the final scoring. HE does not use the upper part at all.
The player can use the following cards immediately or later in the game
Tool for unique use (3 cards)
The player puts the card face up beside his player board. He can add this tool once to a die roll (also, in addition to his other tools). Once used, the tool is used up and the player places the card face down with his other civilization cards on his player board.
2 resources of the player’s choice (1 card)
The player places the card face up beside his player board. The player can once, immediately or later, take 2 resources of his choice (2 different or 2 same) from the supply. Once the player uses the card to take resources, he places the card face down with his other civilization cards on his player board.