A game of Small Islands is played over a maximum of 4 rounds.
At the start of a Round, each player secretly chooses an Objective Card. This card indicates the objective to be reached at the end of the Round and the Prestige Points that the player can earn.
The players take turns. On his turn, the player must do one of the following two actions:
Draw and place 1 Landscape Tile
Draw and place 1 Boat Tile
As the game progresses, the Landscape Tiles will form islands with Resources, Temples and Ports.
When a Ship Tile is placed, all players place Houses on the Islands and earn Prestige Points based on the Objective Cards they chose at the start of the Round. Then the players start a new Round.
But beware, a player can only place one of their Houses per island, so in subsequent Rounds players will have to explore new islands.
When the game is over, players receive additional Prestige Points for their Ship Tiles.
The player with the most Prestige Points is the winner of the game.