The year is 1822. After years of decay, it is time to rebuild the medina, located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. As an engineer of the city, you work to erect large, beautiful palaces, and to renovate the damaged city wall. As the reconstruction of the old city progresses, the inhabitants flock through the alleys, and the contours of the new city gradually reappear!
In Medina, players take turns placing pieces on the board, either adding to an existing building or starting a new building. Players will score points by claiming one building of each of the four colors, by owning the largest buildings, and by getting bonuses for most recently connecting walls to buildings.