Around the year 1900, Hamburg is the gate to the world. In the center of the harbor there is a unique complex of storage houses: The Speicherstadt (warehouse district). The dense web of loading canals and bridges rapidly develops to become a vast terminal for spices, coffee and carpets from all over the world. You are a wholesale dealer residing in Hamburg at the boom years of the Speicherstadt, buying shiploads and serving your clients. Hire firemen to protect your goods and counting offices from occasional fires. The player doing the best business during the course of one year will be the winner of the game. The Speicherstadt has a simple but highly original game mechanism.