Welcome to Lancashire, England, in the 18th Century - a world on the verge of an Industrial Revolution. Can you take advantage of this time of transformation? What's the best strategy for success? Build cotton mills? Develop new technologies? Dig canals? Produce coal or steel? There is no simple answer in Brass, as players strive to gain the best return from their investments - just in time to snatch the next opportunity from under the noses of their rivals!