Clans is set in the late prehistory of humankind, a time of transition when our distant ancestors, who had struggled and barely survived for ages in very small nomadic groups, began to feel that their lives would be more secure and less arduous if they formed larger groups. This led to the formation of the first villages. Clans has easy rules, but it is a very challenging game. Players try to distribute their huts so they can score often and in large numbers . . . but they must keep the color of their huts secret from their opponents who are intent on eliminating their villages.