This is one you might want to check out first before you buy.
For $20-25 I'll take a gamble based on the reviews. Its doesn't seem complicated and has a bit of odd humor and fun (could be a good family-ish game and meeples mean I don't have to worry about someone bending my wookie). But for $30 ... I'll pass.
No one in my group cared for it. It is actually complicated, not a good family game in my opinion, too many rules and procedures for kids. It's quite long, as well. Obviously some people like it and I think I bought on Rahdo's recommendation but after two tries it got sold.