Warring States is a tense fight for supremacy over twelve states of Ancient China. The players take on the roles of dynasty leaders, maneuvering different tactics and strategies and attempting to obtain local superiority. They do this by playing cards to increase their strength or withdraw to immediately assess the strength balance. Each majority allows the placement or manipulation of an army and most armies claim the entire state. However, each army influences several states so a tactical loss around one state may very well turn into a strategic victory in the whole of China. To win Warring States, you must know which cards to play and which to keep to win the decisive majorities.