The players compete to see who can kill Rasputin.
The game uses a custom deck of 52 cards. There are five types of cards: Method, Conspiracy, Location, Save, and Fate.
The players attempt to play melds of cards of the same type. Once you have three melds in play (one each for Method, Conspiracy, and Location), you may make an Assassination Attempt die roll to see if you kill Rasputin. If the roll is not successful, you lose some or all of your melds and the game continues.
A player who is unable to play a meld on a turn must roll on the Event table and take the specified action.