In Senatus players are members of a secret cabal attempting to control the Senate from behind the scenes. By manipulating the system, passing Bills that improve their status, and gaining influence over the city’s factions, the players gain control over various aspects of Rome. Victory points are earned by having influence over the Senate, factions, Senators, and Emperor’s Favor. At the end of the game, the player with the most extensive power structure (i.e. victory points) wins.