Europe is in the age of imperialism. Internationally operating investors aim for the highest political influence in Europe. By giving credits they gain influence over the six imperial nations of Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Italy and France.
These nations desperately need money to build up their economy and to buy troops and fleets. With growing power in Europe, these nations collect more taxes and pay rising interests to their investors. Because the six nations are under changing influence of different investors, strategic alliances and conflicts arise between them. Sometimes this even leads to war!
In Imperial, players represent international investors who stay in the background. Only the investor who gets the best return on his investments and influences the European diplomacy to his benefit, will win the game.
Imperial is a challenging strategy game without any luck of cards or dice.