A Party game that I will play with a good mix of people quite anytime. One of the few "party" games I can be talked to... Because I "hate" the other ones, where you need to just describe some pictures or come up with words for something and some-such.
This game surprised me! I found it in a heap of Puzzle boxes that a friend has given my mother-in-law to get rid of. The box says that the game was nominated for the Spiel des Jahres in 1992! And rightfully so.
It is a nice push-your-luck boardgame of robbers collecting Gold Bars in a safe with the option to steal from others also. You basically plan what you want to collect (the Gold Bars come in sets of 1-6 in four colours), moving from shelf to shelf and then rolling for the success of that collection. But this is no Monopoly! You roll according to the distance travelled in your turn and the amount written on the Gold Bars you wish to take, so the more you go and take, the more you have to roll. The push-your-luck mechanism is really nice!
The game has wooden bits and though it shows its age (in components quality, not wear!), the game is nicely playable with 2-4 players and I enjoyed it!
Preliminary rating before playing. Knowing the nature of the game I can safely say it is not a heavy hitter by any means, rather a fun party game for changing groups (although also a single group can have many plays with it without getting too repetitive).
It WILL get repetitive in the end, given the nature of the gameplay (eventually you will be able to correctly align the given cards, as you learn the years of the inventions), but until then it can provide a fast 15-minute relaxed experience with a bit of a history lesson...