The King has died! What took place? Nobody really knows, but he was discovered face down in a wine barrel this morning. It could have been either his own thirst or foul play that did him in. Regardless, the King is dead without any known heirs, so it's up to the 5 factions of the realm to choose who will be the new king: Will it be your opponent or you? Do you have what it takes to gain the realm's factions?
Claim is played in 2 distinct phases. In phase 1, each player has a hand of cards that they use to recruit followers. In phase 2, they use the followers from phase 1 to compete and gain the 5 factions of the realms. Each faction has a unique power that affects play, and powers can be different in each phase! At the end of the game, the player who has the most followers of a faction wins that faction's vote, and whoever wins the vote of 3 or more factions wins the game!