This game is a lot of fun. Our game group has played it a few times and we keep scheduling it to play again. It is a remake of the original Conquest of the Empire from the 80's, but this time they tweaked the rules, and added a second game. The second game is the one we have enjoyed.
It is best played with 4-6 people. It is worth owning just for the board and pieces alone! It is the prettiest board that I own.