Empires rise and fall.
In the buffer areas and crossroads between civilizations, however, a clever ruler can sometimes adopt new ideas, establish trade, and found a city-state - such as the great Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon - that will oulast many neighboring empires.
Phoenicia is a strategy game of bidding and devlopment. Each player rules a settlement located on the shores of the Fertile Crescent, in the Middle East, more than 3000 years ago. During play, you spend wealth to expand your settlement, adding tiles and tokens to it.
The first player to successfully found a city-state wins !