Publisher description: ""Apache is a game of the settlement of the west. In it 2-6 players portray fictitious Indian and Cavalry leaders as they maneuver their units on the gameboard. The white man . . . must build a rail line, establish ranches, and create towns -- while protecting them from destruction by marauding Indian war parties. The Indians must prevent this encroachment by destroying what the white man builds while avoiding elimination by the usually superior Cavalry forces. Hidden movement through the use of dummy counters allows the [Indians] to often escape detection and combat. Event Cards are picked during the game to provide an extra challenge of the unexpected for the players."