I have only played this game 2 times now and I must say it is very interesting. The game is similar to risk but with more diplomacy and more things to do than just conquering land which is the main way to win. It took us a long time to play on the first time but the 2nd time was much better. I highly suggest watching the instructional video which covers 90% of the game. Due to the map layout, some houses seem a bit over powered when not playing with 6 people so I will give this game 4 stars.
VERY ADDICTING. It's an intense game, build armies, alliances and even betrayal makes this game really fun and deceitful. The only gripe i have with this game is that it's takes around 4-8 hours with 6 players. It can be REALLY intense with more players but otherwise very fun!!