In in the year of the Dragon, players take on the role of Chinese rulers around the year 1000. The game plays out in twelve rounds, with each round representing one month in a year that seems to go from bad to worse. Disease, drought, and attacks from the Mongols are just a few of the challenges ahead you may face as a ruler. Make sure you have enough money to offer a tribute to the Emperor. The game play is easier than it may appear.