The basic concept of Last Will is simple -- spend all your money and go bankrupt before the other players.
There are a variety of ways to do this.
You could buy a bunch of properties, let them depreciate and sell them for next-to-nothing.
Or you could go to "gentlemen's clubs" with your drinking buddy and make it rain.
Or maybe you'd like to spend all your money on that certain lady friend (yes, this game assumes you are a straight male).
But, in order to do it, you might need the help of your errand boys. And you'll need options and time to carry them out.
So each round, you'll take turns with the other players to choose a slot that gives you a certain number of actions, lets you draw a certain number of cards, and lets you send out one or two errand boys to get another card or manipulate something in the game for you.
Each turn forces you to prioritize what you need to do, decide how badly you want something that is out on the board, and pick a strategy for growing broke.
The artwork is simply gorgeous and the theme (though sexist) is really fun.
The gameplay is also way more complex than the description makes it sound, so it isn't for family game night or a party unless your family and/or friends are fairly serious gamers or willing to take the time to learn. (Not to mention that the theme may not be appropriate for youngsters).
Anyway, after playing this the first time, I had to have it. It's super fun and a bargain at the price.
Last Will is a race to bankruptcy. In each round, you choose a plan for the day, which determines how many options you will have available and how much time you will have for them. If you don't give yourself enough options, you might find yourself with nothing left to do after attending the theatre. If you don't set aside enough time, you might have to forgo dinner prepared by London's most famous chef or a carriage ride with a charming guest. And don't neglect your property investments. Or rather, do neglect them: Once your properties depreciate, you can sell them for a pittance, bringing you that much closer to bankruptcy. The upper class lifestyle provides you many opportunities to spend your uncle's money. Just be sure to spend it fast. A luxurious life of fabulous wealth is within your grasp. With your uncle's Last Will, bankruptcy leads to riches!.