I per-ordered this game and after I did so I kind of regretted it. I was really wondering if it would be anything more than a gimmick. Well, after playing a few games, I can say I love this game more with each play. There is a really nice strategic element to the game as well as a decent take that to the game play. It's very simple to learn/play but to win you have to do some planning. It's part luck part strategy.
I think it deserves the recognition and I hope it wins.
Thanks a lot for the very, very kind words.