Bauhaus' aesthetics are based on the famous Staatliche Bauhaus school of design and are reflected in Bauhaus, a game in which the players are constantly messing with one another's plans while they try to fence off and claim territory.
Each turn, the active player chooses one of four available action cards on the table. By doing so, she places barriers on the board to try to enclose territory with her pieces inside. Players keep choosing actions until the deck is exhausted, at which time the game ends. Whoever has the most points (enclosed area) wins.