Arkadia was actually nominated for the prestigious "Spiel Des Jahres" (Game of the year) title in Germany when it was first released - and for good reason! It is a game about building and scoring points for buildings, but what sets it appart from other games of this genre, is the fact that you choose when to score your buildings yourself. This means that you constantly have to weigh the benefits of adding more to your buildings with the risk of them becoming less valuable. This creates agonizing decisions and in turn a great gaming experience.
In this nice Ravensburger game you play an architect developing a city and castle. The combination of tile placement and set collection provide a fun challenge. Arkadia is a classic game that fills a niche in most game collections.