As in most Harvest Moon games, Grand Bazaar players begin by taking charge of an old, rural establishment that has deteriorated after years of neglect, but which still holds great potential. Instead of just managing a traditional family farm, however, Grand Bazaar also has players running a once-great marketplace, which now sits dormant in the quiet little country village of Zephyr Town. Ambitious virtual homesteaders will raise their own crops and livestock, create homey crafts, and sell their wares for a modest profit at the gradually revitalized marketplace. They'll also be able to trade for tools and other items to help them run their farms run more efficiently. In the style of earlier titles, Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar is a game of social as well as business development, and the player's character will need to make friends and fit in with the locals in order to progress.