You are one of the great monarchs from the 17th and early 18th century. The dream of your homeland becoming the most prestigious country in Europe is within your grasp.
You must assemble a group of the finest minds and personalities of the period from all across Europe. They will help expand your borders through the use of military might and crafty negotiation; spread or resist the influence of Catholicism; achieve remarkable scientific advances and discover new knowledge for your benefit; create extraordinary building, works of art, and cultural artifacts.
Using two precious actions each turn the Luminaries you assemble will follow your direction in exercising the skills and abilities at their disposal to earn prestige in the eyes of your fellow leaders. However, every monarch wants to be the one most feared and admired by all. You can't just worry about your own comfortable corner of the world: you will need to participate in a delicate continental balance of power.
The monarch who most excels in these diverse and essential pursuits will put their nation first on the Road to Enlightenment.
Game Length: 150 minutes