The King and queen are Dead! Or kidnapped. Or maybe they've just wandered out of sight for longer than normal. In any case, The landed Gentry of the area have decided that now's the time to split things up fairly between them. Your goal as one of these upstarts is to split things up as fairly as possible... For yourself. During each turn in aristocracy you reveal new tokens on the game board, then claim one Type of token. Some of them let you place buildings to claim territory and build connections, some are resources that, in sets, provide points at the end of the game. Bonuses are also available during game play, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins!