Bridges of Shangri-La has one really outstanding mechanic that makes it one of the best abstract games I've ever tried. After moving across a bridge, it is removed - which both has huge strategic impacts and acts as a built in timer, moving the game along at a fast pace.
I'm a fan of strategic games that are easy to learn and don't take too long to play. This game fit the mold perfectly. My wife, usually a fan of the party type games, enjoyed this game. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes light or medium strategy games. For those who like extremely strategic games, I think you can find enough strategy to keep you happy - I did.