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Not much to recommend it over the other competing games, the most successful of which is Through the Ages. A lot of things are interesting in theory--like the patching, the auctions, the trade routes--but just end up being more process or fiddle for little payoff.
Patching is a nice new mechanic but I don't like the auction bidding system to get new abilities. Felt like a good game idea requiring another revision of the rules to be polished. It's possible to have little to do in your turn, if you can't get additional political points which are action points. With the default game providing 1 action point, unless you win the bid for further action points, some actions are outside your reach until then. Hoping this was a misinterpretation of the rules, so reserving a little. In our first game, we didn't have any wars etc so views may change.