An intense brainbuster that is extremely easy to learn, but difficult to play well. Clearly there's some luck involved, but there are also a lot of tough decisions. Great with two players, less so with four. Worth every penny.
A really original game that is extremely easy to learn. The deductive element encourages detailed analysis and note-taking, yet intuitive leaps are also rewarded, making it suitable (or unsuitable, if you're a sour sort) for mixed groups of gamers and non-gamers. The strong theme also shines through.
It's a blend of a lot of familiar Knizia elements into something that really feels quite different from other Knizia "heavy" games. Auctions, resource management, and intuition (reading your opponents real intentions) factor in. Great game!