Don Quixote and his faithful armour-bearer Sancho Panza trot silently on their horses along the barren, dusty path. The hot sun blurs the transition between heaven and earth on the horizon. Suddenly Don Quixote looks up and notices something in the distance. His eyes glow with excitement. "Another giant, quickly, my lance ″, the knight calls to his henchman. "But my Lord, it's only a windmill.″
Tilting at Windmills is a game for two players that puts you in the roles of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. The aim of the game is to gain the most honour in the form of victory points in the fight against the supposed giants or to make sure that the opponent breaks all his lances first in the fight against the windmills. With so-called step cards you always steer the figures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza towards each other until an encounter between the two takes place. Depending on where the two meet, either a "Riese″ is fought and lances are broken, or the windmill is recognized as such. For both there is honour in the form of victory points as a reward, whereby fighting the giants earns more victory points.
In addition, each player receives mission cards at the beginning, which earn additional victory points when fulfilled or allow the repair of lances. The back of the game board allows for additional actions when the two figures move.