Yes the cards are linen covered. The tiles are made of thick cardboard.
Top quality components. Very happy with the purchase.
The components are top notch, no complaints here.
I disliked the game and sold it but not because of the components. They were top notch.
Thanks for the quick responses, I believe I'll give GoL a go. Question for ~johnnyspys~ though, what caused you to dislike the game so quickly?
Take care one and all!