The Power Behind the Throne is a strategic family game. It takes place in a castle. In the castle there is a king, and that king has four advisors. But the king’s economy isn’t what it used to be, and he has now made the decision that within five years he’ll fire every advisor except for one. The players will take on the role as an advisor each, and try to get as much influence as possible before the five years have passed. The one that has the most influence over the king in the end is the one who gets to keep his job.