Your goal is to build the town of New Bedford into a thriving whaling community. You start with basic ways to gather resources and launch ships. Use the resources to build buildings which add more powerful actions, and earn you points and money. Launch ships to collect whales that earn points, but only if you have enough money to pay the crew when the ships return. The farther you launch, the longer you will have to whale and earn the money, but as you slowly return to shore, others can launch farther for better selection. And as whales are taken, they become increasingly scarce. Time is the most valuable resource as you carefully plan your actions to earn the most points over a limited number of turns in a medium weight strategy game that blends elements of worker placement and resource management into a game of town-building and whaling in the mid 19th century.