Become the most successful merchant in the history of Europe
The Hanseatic League (also known as Hansa Teutonica) was a
spectacular medieval alliance between merchant guilds of cities in lower Germany, which quickly exploded into the North Sea and Baltic Sea as well. Many of the participating cities became very fabulously wealthy and powerful, and proudly proclaimed themselves “Hansa cities.”
Players compete for wealth and prestige as merchants in the Hanseatic League. Players may set up a network of branch offices in as many cities as possible in an effort to expand their base of power, but they must also develop their talents and trading skills if they wish to be the best and take down the opposition.
Developing trading skills allows players to become more efficient in their activities. They may gain additional actions, higher income, new privileges, and improved prestige point return. Developing a preferred profile will create an advantageous position that will be paramount in developing a winning strategy against the other players.
Hansa Teutonica is very open to players’ preferred strategies, and gives players the freedom they need to maneuver their way to the top. Clever use of traders, perpetual observation of opponents’ activities, continuous improvement of skills, and the well-timed use of prestigous activities are key to becoming the most successful merchant in the history of the Hanse.