"Haw Haw Haw. A hearty welcome to you all, you leaders of the most fearsome bands of robbers, to our annual robber competition. The folk of these here woods have amassed way too many riches for their own good and it's up to us to relieve them of the burden. So, fan out, look for the best loot and bring it back to your camps. May the best robber win."
The players lead bands of robbers through the woods which they expand every turn by placement of hexagonal path tiles. In the woods they knock over farms, inns and hunting lodges, bringing the loot back to their camps and gain victory points in three scorings. But other players and the patrolling watchman will try to interfere.
At the end of the game players can also seize inns where they can celebrate their successful raids. The player with the most victory points at the end wins the game.