I'm considering obtaining the French version of Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage; how easy would it be to play for an English-only player to use the French version? Would it be fairly easy using english rules and a translation of the strategy cards? How long would it take to become familiar with the cards?
Re: How easy for an English speaker to play French Hannibal:
I've lent the game to non-Francophone friends; with translation charts handy playing the game was reported as "doable." I imagine it wouldn't take more than a couple of games to become familiar with most of the cards.
I assume the production quality for the french edition is like the Descartes German edition. So you get a hardbound board, nice counters, normal quality cards (which you should put into sleeves if you play the game often). All in all a very pleasing production value.
Think about buying removable stickers, print the english text of the strategy cards on them ynd stick them either on the cards directly or on the sleeves. There you go.