Each player takes control of an expedition searching for the Inca treasure. Before the game starts the treasure is placed in one of the temples. The temples are mixed and placed on the game board, one on each square marked with a temple. Movement is done by rolling dice and playing compass cards in the direction(s) you want to move. If you land on a temple you may search it.
When a player finds the treasure he must bring it safely to his home camp in order to win the game (the other players will gang up to try and steal the treasure from him).