From the Overview:
The game is run by one person, known as "The Barker". In other RPG games this person might be known as the DM or the GM, but in Menagerie, they are called The Barker. One to five players, in addition to The Barker are also required. You'll also need these rules, some pen and paper, as well as a pile of six sided dice, also known as d6.
As a player you will assume the role of a circus performer. You might play the part of the Strongman, the Bearded Lady, or even the Ringmaster!
You struggle to make your way across the country, putting on shows in any town that will have you. A bigger and better show will make you famous, but life on the road is never easy. Will your circus prosper or wither away into obscurity? Play Menagerie and find out!