gfe_board_games writes: The game is all about gathering resources to build your city. Buildings earn you different kinds of points (such as science, war, commerce, and straigh victory points), so by building different types of structures you will earn either bonuses or points from them that you tally at the end of the game.
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.