Warwick the Kingmaker is a game for three to four players in which the players play feuding lords trying to get the most prestigious status in the realm.
In the game, the victor is the player with the most prestige points. Prestige points are earned in two ways; by the actions of the player's house and by supporting a candidate house.
Since the player's royal family is not a viable candidate for the throne the player must invest his resources to the right candidate for the succession.
(Note: the Earl of Warwick is a historical English lord but the game remains abstract and no particular elements of the War of the Roses enter play.)