You survey the land around you in all directions. The fiefs are controlled by petty lords ripe for the picking. As a monarch you race to claim as much land for yourself as possible, bringing the population under your banner and into your civilization. But you aren’t the only one: other monarchs are also racing to claim the land as well. You must hire minions, construct buildings, fill your treasury and claim your territory.
And here’s how: Players all start with the same, small deck of cards. In the center of the table are several stacks of cards that players buy as they can afford them. Bought cards are added into your deck and give you additional power. After you’ve played all your cards, all the cards you’ve purchased and played get shuffled back into one deck. So each player builds his deck, purchasing cards that will be used later to purchase more cards, and hopefully territories that will win you the game. The player that claims the most territory at the end of the game wins.