This was one of the first games to introduce me to the card drafting mechanic, which is one of my favorite mechanics, and is still one of my favorite drafting games. It plays really quickly and is great fun. The rules are quite simple, you just need to learn about the different ages and the affects of the different cards and symbols. Another thing I like is that it has simultaneous action selection, so that everyone is always doing something and there is pretty much no down time. I also like the level of player interaction in the game, as your strategies will be altered by what the other players are doing. The game scales well at all player counts, except, I think, that it fails as a 2 player game (but there is a two player version out now if your interested). Great fun!