Games begin with Age I, continues with Age II and ends with Age III. Victory points are counted only at the end of Age III.
At the beginning of each Age, each player receives a hand of 7 cards, dealt randomly, from the corresponding deck.
Each Age is made up of 6 game turns. During each turn the players put into play a single card, simultaneously.
A game turn takes place as follows:
1. Choose a card
3. Give your hand of cards to the player sitting to your left (or right, depends on the current Age played) and receive another hand of cards from the player sitting next to you.