In the not too distant future, the government is run for profit by a new "royal class" of multi-national CEOs. Their greed and absolute control of the economy has reduced all but a privileged few to lives of poverty and desperation. Out of the oppressed masses rose The Resistance - an underground organization focused on overthrowing these powerful rulers. The valiant efforts of The Resistance have created discord, intrigue and weakness in the political courts of the new royals, bringing the government to brink of collapse. But for you, a powerful government official, this is your opportunity to manipulate, bribe and bluff your way into absolute power. To be successful, you must destroy the influence of your rivals and drive them into exile. In these turbulent times there is only room for one to survive.
Players start the game with two coins and two face-down character cards each with a unique set of powers – the goal is simple: be the last one standing. On each turn, if a player claims a character action it automatically succeeds unless an opponent challenges your identity. When challenged, if you can't reveal the appropriate character, you lose a character, turning it face-up. Face-up characters cannot be used, and if both of your characters are face-up, you're out of the game. If you do have the character in question, you reveal it, the opponent loses a character and your card gets shuffled into the deck only to draw a new one, perhaps getting the same character again and perhaps not. The last player to still have a face-down character (or two) – wins the game!
15 character cards (three each of Duke, Assassin, Captain, Ambassador, Contessa) 6 summary cards