This game is sweet once you sit down and learn how to play. It plays a lot like the original Illuminati, but with a gangster theme. You build your mob and pit them against rival mobs (other players). There are a bunch of small pieces that can easily be lost, so keep the game somewhere safe & stable, or at least have a watchful eye on the markers. I really love this game. it typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete a 2 player game.