A great beginner game to get into the hobby. Has more strategy than the average family game but is still easy to learn. You have to plan what you'll think you'll need and try to find the best way to get it, you need to be able to read your opponents to figure out who to trade with for the best deals. The only downside to this game, is that in most games about half way through, there is a clear winner. I'd definitely recommend the game to anyone wanting to start, or is just starting, in the hobby.