Description from BoardgameNews.com:
Der Markt von Alturien is a family game for 2-6 players from 10 years old, in which luck and tactics stand in a well-balanced ratio.
In the medieval marketplace of Alturien, up to six competing trade families find themselves in an inexorable fight for influence and power.
In the ware market, seven different well-heeled customers have power over the prosperity and poverty of the traders. Which of the seven will visit your trade house is up to you and your trader opponents. With the revenues you earn, you can open new trade houses or enlarge an existing trade house by building a second, third or fourth floor—all with the goal of earning yet more revenue. Pay attention, though, for one customer might visit in the safety of twilight to steal and send you into poverty. All the talk is of the dark shape, the king of the thieves, the avenger of the suppressed: Gustavo the weasel! The trader who first creates for himself great wealth and acquires three status symbols will control the market and win.
This is an improved version of the old Wolfgang Kramer game City and is the first game in the Alturien series