Gameplay is divided into two phases. In the day phase, players take turns putting down action markers on their individual boards, represented with a pyramid of symbols separated into three different tiers. Players have to take actions belonging to each of the three different tiers in each game round. Actions could be anything from moving a unit of soldiers on the game map, recruiting new soldiers to their troops, upgrading one of their pyramid tokens level (paying the required amount of prayer points), gaining prayer points or purchasing a pyramid action.
Having a practice round should iron out most of the kinks new players may experience, but still I would recommend having some other strategy type games under your belt before playing this one.