In the Heads of State board game you will journey back several centuries when nobles and royal families struggled to gain power, influence and prestige throughout the provinces and the royal courts of Europe. In Heads of State players take on the roles of influential families and royal dynasties seeking power in Britain, France, Spain and the German States. Barons, Counts, Earls, Marquis, Dukes and Princes attempt to amass gold, troops, titles and skills in their quest to increase their prestige and perhaps to rise to the most powerful position of King. Help from the Church and from troops will be essential in such a machiavellian world, where treachery abounds, as players nobles must run the gauntlet of assassination attempts, the gallows, and the axeman. Not even the King is safe from the guillotine and the Spanish Inquisition. The player who controls the most nobles, and best dominates the provinces and courts of Europe at the end of three centuries will win the race for the most Heads of State and be crowned the victor! The Heads of State Board Game is for 2-5 players, ages 12+ and takes about 2 hours to play. The Heads of State Board Game includes: Board, 70 Noble cards, 100 Attribute cards, 29 Treachery cards, 160 Noble counters, 5 Noble Attribute charts, 56 different wooden scoring markers, 20 wood cubes, 1 turn marker, 1 Revolution card and disc, and 1 black bag.