The components of Cleopatra and the Society of Architects are simply outstanding. Everything is just perfectly made and give the game a very sophisticated feel. Gameplay is good too, but it is definately the components that draw people in and make it so easy to get the game to the table in any group.
Cleopatra is a game of hand management, auctioning, and building to gain prestige points. The game has some pretty interesting risk-taking opportunities. Supports 3-5 players and can be played in about an hour. The components of the game are top notch, so even non-gamers should be drawn in. Enjoy!