Players represent affluent families in one of the most thriving European cities of the 16th century: Antverpia (=Antwerp in Belgium). They gain wealth by exporting sugar, cloth and beer overseas, construct new buildings, and help building the 6 most important churches of the city by granting donations to them. But it is not the richest family who will win the game, instead it will be the family who has donated most wisely to the churches.
This expansion of the board game Hamburgum offers not only a different map with a new allocation of buildings, but also different rules for the donations and visiting the church space on the rondel. Other than in original Hamburgum, church districts do not exist, all donations have to be taken in a certain order, a church tax is implemented on the rondel, and ships yield more victory points. The board uses historical perspectives taken from original maps of the 16th century and is printed from both sides: Antverpia on the one side, and a new map of Hamburgum on the other.
New and beautifully illustrated church donations come with the expansion, printed on thick cardboard. Other than that, the game supplies from Hamburgum should be used (real bricks, metal bells, coins etc.).