200 B.C. - China is in the middle of a time of unrest and political instability and stands on the brink of a change in power.
The Emperor's power has been weakened by the increasing influence wielded by power-hungry regional rulers. The constant battles boil down to one fact: to become the new Emperor.
By playing out cards, players erect governing houses and send emissaries to the regional courts. They obtain victory points for skillful house place- ment as well as successful alliances between their emissaries. â€¦