Small world is a real fun area control game! The game has a lot a variety in it with all the different races and special powers in the game, there is lots of possibilities and different combinations each game you play. It really keeps things interesting, and the decline mechanic in the game is a lot of fun, letting you change races when you feel your current one is exhausted. Also, the fact that there are a limited number of turns makes sure that the game does not go on too long and gives the game a tight feeling as you try to get the most coins before the last turn. The game is not very complex, and is quite easy to teach and learn. You may have to reference what each race and power does, put there are reference sheets provided to help. It is a light war game, that many people will be interested in, with its fun theme and variety, and simple and quick play. It also scales well at all player counts.