(From the game) "You are one of Santa's elves who work at the North Pole. Santa names a new Chief Elf each year, and he has declared that next year's Chief will be the elf who completes the most work this year. The current Chief Elf has devised a system of granting stars to each elf as they complete work in various buildings of North Pole Village. The stars will be given out during "crunch week", the week before Christmas. Stars are given for each half-day's work. The elf with the most stars by Christmas Eve will earn the honor of becoming Chief Elf for the following year." The game is one of simultaneous selection - where players try to maneuver their elf to the best spot, gaining the most victory points.