Now here is a cool game! The instructions are a little skimpy on anything other than the players' abilities and would have benefited from introducing elements of role playing which livens up the game immensily. Lots of cool plastic pieces which is always a good thing in my mind
I really like this game. It is easy to learn and flows smoothly. Sorting through the many figures to find the ones you need for each epoch is a bit annoying but I just have to get around to bagging them.
This game plays fast and is very light on strategy. I've only played it a few times with two people so perhaps there is more to it with all the advanced rules in place and/or more players. It is a bit boring after the first play or two otherwise.
This game is a fixture, and it is a good one, requiring planning and strategy, but I have a personal beef against it because I played it too much as a kid and become nauseated at the mere sight of it :S
I picked this up at a yard sale for $2 though it is worth a lot more in enjoyment! The rules are easy to follow, the map colorful, and the gameplay smooth. The more players the better though the multiplying orcs are almost as good as one.