From the back of the book
A Tragedy in Five Acts is a competitive roleplaying game in which players plot, bargain, and bid against one another to make their characters the central figure in an impromptu five-act tragedy created by the group as a whole. Everyone comes to a bad end, but that's the fun - and the winner gets to name the play!
To play Tragedy, you need: five players, tokens, dice, pencil and paper. No iambic pentameter required. Play time: 4-5 hours.