Each player takes the role of one of the nobles in Louis’s court, but their identity is kept secret from other players. The aim of the game is get a puppet King installed on the French throne who is beholden to the player’s character for his position. Untold wealth and favors then ensure. The trouble is, all of the other players are also angling for the same outcome with their own man. And of course there is the pesky business of running the country itself, lest the peasants revolt and chop off everybody’s head.