The game is set in late prehistory, a time of transition - when our distant ancestors, who had struggled and barely survived for ages in very small nomadic groups, began to feel that their lives would be more secure and less arduous if they formed larger groups. This led to the formation of the first villages.
A board showing a vast area divided into 60 territories of 4 different types. These are grouped into 12 regions, each containing 5 territories; these 12 regions, bordered by rivers, the shores of lakes, and the edge of the board, are used only in the preparation phase of the game. â€¦