In the Ancient Greece, the poleis (city-states) thrived increasing their population and culture, occasionally waging war against each other, erecting buildings and celebrating ceremonies to get the favour of the deities abiding on Mount Olympus. The players will lead one of these city-states (like Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Thebes, Argos and others) expanding it and worshipping the various gods in order to become the hegemonic power of the Peloponnesus!
Olympus is a deterministic (no randomness) strategy game, based on worker-placement, resource management and building an efficient engine to score Victory Points. It also features a few more aggressive options than the average game based on the same premises (but the savvy player knows how to defend against them, if he prefers to quietly develop his own position).
Each player leads a city-state that is defined by six values representing population, culture, military and productivity of the three resources (grain, venison and fish).