Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture.
In Trajan, a player has six possible actions: building, trading, taking tiles from the forum, using the military, influencing the Senate, and placing Trajan tiles on his tableau.
At the start of the game, each player has two differently coloured pieces in each of the six sections (bowls) of his tableau. On a turn, the player picks up all the pieces in one
bowl and distributes them one-by-one in bowls in a clockwise
order. Wherever the final piece is placed, the player takes the action associated with that bowl