From the back of the passage:
Niccolo Machiavelli stunned the world with his brutal analysis of power politics in government and religion. Now you can use those same devious strategies to conquer your rivals in this addictive simulation of 14th century political life.
Machiavelli the Prince allows you to rule the world and acquire vast wealth and power. You will trade exotic goods with over 40 cities. You will manipulate political and religious institutions using bribery, slander and assassination. You will field mercenary armies capable of crushing your enemy on medieval battlefields. And you will experience it all through brand-new super VGA graphics.
Play on a historical map or in a randomly generated world. Compete against the sophisticated artificial intelligence of computer players, or with up to three human players via modem. In Machiavelli the Prince winning is a matter of strength, shrewdness and clever deception.