From the publisher:
With the announcement of the King's retirement, the pirouette for succession begins! All of his subjects from cobbler to cook, painter to paladin, debutante to duchess bustle about the castle in preparation for the succession. One of your favorites can attain the throne. But, beware! It will require clever maneuvering and selective positioning to be in the right place at the right time to achieve the crown!
From the box:
The King has retired! Paladins, cooks, painters and all the other subjects in the kingdom bustle about for the succession. Play your cards right and bring your favorite to the throne!
From the rules:
Long live the king! A bluff and deduction game for 3-6 players, age 8 and up. The enlightened monarch Vladimir Miritiro, tired of reigning, has decided to choose his successor among his subjects. The players are helping him in this decision by advising their favorites and trying to crown one of them as the new king.