Haven't played yet. Seems rather difficult to manipulate the ships without knocking the sails off. Some of the sail pieces don't fit very well and refuse to stay in the hull. Don't know if this a problem common to all copies.
What *is* common is the tendency of previous owners of the American Heritage games to either lose or keep the high quality Historical Booklet when they resell their copies.
Like many other reviewers here, reminded me of Metro. But much, simpler, lighter, shorter, and more fun to play. Some confusion involved with the Dragon tile rules. Also, the board's grid lines are way too faint, making it a bit difficult to place the tiles early in the game. I guess they didn't want to mess up the board's artwork.