In Firenze, you are master builders working on the family's construction commissions for these towers. Each player competes to earn the most prestige points by completing the commissions from families and the church and by placing their seals on the work they have done. When someone plays their final seal , the other builders get one more turn before final scoring!
In Raiatea, players act as members of the Arioi, a secret Polynesian religious society. The Arioi will build colossal To'o statues in order to win the favor of their god, Oro.
During the action rounds, players take turns leading the group to various action locations. In ceremony rounds, players call upon the gods for help in building the massive To'o. Construction may fail without the help of the gods, so players must plan their rituals carefully and know how much mana to sacrifice. At the end of the game, the player who has collected the most victory points will guide the group as their new High Priest!