Players act as prospectors moving about the game board in search of gold. But even after finding the gold, it is not always safe from bandits and other players, and must be carried back to a player's home base before it is secure. Rafts are available to help cross rivers. Players move their prospectors on a roll of 2-5, but a roll of 1 sends the gold train one spot closer to the prospectors' base camp. The game ends when the gold train arrives or the contents of all the mines has been depleted.