This is a really nice short/medium length game. It is a great filler game or nice to play on a weekday at the spur of the moment with family. It sounded a little "settlers"-y when reading the instructions, but there is not as much luck (roll of the die) involved. There are a few strategies that play out as the game goes along (such as defensive blocking or trying to cut off others to a portion of the board). However, you have to make sure if you are playing against more than 1 other person that trying this strategy can cause some backdoor traps on you! Overall, nice short game when you have a 1/2 hour to spare!