The goal in Settlement: Colossus is to build a thriving city from its grass hut roots. This involves finding resources in hidden object levels and then spending those resources on research and upgrades
Goals propel the player forward. For example, early in the game, the player must to gather reed so he can research basket weaving. Once the player knows how to make baskets, he can gather more food at once
Gathering items in hidden object levels and completing most mini-games involves simple point-and-click mechanics.
To progress, the player must also complete over four dozen mini-games, While it's possible to skip the mini-games, the player will not earn as many trophies.