Hidden far away from our time lies a valley full of unimaginable riches. Adventurers from all over the world set off to try to make their fortune here. Players purchase equipment and commissions in Valdora's cities. Only with the help of special equipment can they dig for gold and various gemstones. If a player undertakes a commission and delivers the requested gemstones to the house of the patron he receives victory points. Additionally he can hire a craftsman. Each craftsman specializes in gold silver of specific gemstones. The first player to have enough craftsmen with the same specialization may open a workshop. Workshop owners receive bonus points. At the end of the game players receive victory points for their workshops craftsmen and gemstones. The player with the most points has made his fortune in Valdora. All copies of Valdora also come with Valdora: Special Board 19. This special board allows players once per game to discard as many different colored craftsman tiles as indicated by the figure on the board.