In Lords and Ladies, you
control a turn-of-the-20th-century noble family and their servants. The
game was created by a brother and sister team, Jason and Jen Corace. Inspired by their love of period dramas like Upstairs Downstairs
and of course Downton Abbey, the duo decided that instead of just watching the drama
unfold, they wanted to create a game where player’s could experience and
make the drama themselves.
The goal of the game is to raise your family’s status through careful marriages,
hiring servants and having children all the while destroying rival
families through gossip, backstabbing and using your superior wit. The first player to end a round with 18 status points wins the game.