Epoch: Early Inventors brings us to the start of civilization. The players take on the roles of clan leaders. They will explore the landscape, discover new tools and make offerings to holy places with the goal of gaining status. On their turns, the players will either develop a tile, make an offering to a holy place, or take an action such as gathering food, hunting, exploring or working, all with the goal of developing tools while keeping their clan alive. After 14-20 rounds, the clan that has collected the most status wins.