All Rise is a courtroom based party game where players take on the roles of two Attorneys, a Judge, and multiple Jury Members and Surprise Witnesses.
The Evidence, Witnesses, and Court Cases used each game are dealt out of decks of cards, asking Attorneys to adapt and craft stories around the supplied elements in order to win over the Judge and Jury.
To start, Attorneys will draw Evidence Cards, Jury Members will draw Surprise Witness cards, and the Judge will draw Case Cards. The game is then played in five rounds over which the two Attorneys debate and argue the case chosen by the Judge by playing pieces of Evidence from their hand and calling Witnesses to the testify. Each piece of Evidence and each Surprise Witness is determined by a card, but it is up to the individual players to decide how they fit into the narrative by continuing to tell a story around the card being played.
Jury members will align themselves with one of the attorneys, and, at the end of the 5th round, the Judge will call for a vote. The winning side is determined by the Judge and Jury.