Now I know I won't have to try to seek this out-of-print title. Problem is you if you draw a tile that doesn't benefit you and you also draw crap tiles that don't benefit anyone else there is nothing you have to negotiate with.
Blind auction. Put card secretly in the Forum and if there are just a few cards of that type collect income. Then reveal Senate cards and based on a random known card gain influence for each card. Most influence gets 3VP, 2nd most influence 2VP, and 3rd most influence gains 1VP. Just kinda way too random. I prefer to play a half-bidding game like Ys instead.
Purely own for childhood memories. I like to play a quick track down the thief with the kids. Let them push the clue button and within 7 to 10 clues we attempt to make an arrest. So we only take out the board, computer handheld, and character cards.
Played three times. Don't like the part where you scramble to move your guys to a particular terrain for the next phase. Also attacking near the end it's quite hard when the defending has fortification cards and can declare the terrain type. Jimminee Christmas.
pretty for sure but not strategic enough. Two important things which aren't clear in the rules. 1. You must have a guard of your own color and either a neutral guard or an opponents guard to be able to place a thief of yours into that palace. Also it says 'next one' and one might think you must move guards in a clockwise direction if you look at the examples in the rule book. Terrible translation for sure for causing confusing. Whoever Queen had translate this game to English needs to be replaced with a translator that can convey game rules in a competent manner. Having said all this though the gameplay I'm rating it and ignoring the rules.
This thing moves fast and it's pretty hard to get the food even with the oversized chopsticks. Of course if one pushes down on the bowl you can slow it down a little bit. It's fun but the replayability suffers here. Got for $10 at Tuesday Mornings store.