This game has simiple playing mechanics coupled with quick play (my daughter and I play in about 30 min). But it is also a very good strategy game giving you plenty of decisions to make and a board that can change quite a bit between one turn and the next. I like the player turn/action cards which shows the order of the players' turns and how many of each type of tile they can play or take for resupply. Every player has the same actions in a turn so you are forewarned that a player can lay 2 city tiles and 3 roads. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes tile laying games.