In Rialto, you are trying to have the most power and influence in the city of Venice though your buildings and your councilmen representing the city. The board is a depiction of the city of Venice, split up into six different districts. These districts have spaces where bridges and gondolas could connect them together so that each district has 4 connection points.
This is a stretch for me. I've heard good things about this game but I don't know...if it ends up being too dry we will play something else. Remember! You can always bring your own favorites.