This game was one of the big surprises for me at Essen this year. I've now played it with a variety of groups at all player counts and it just keeps getting better.
It actually reminds me of the experience I had with Splendor
- It's super easy to teach (most people are familiar with the concept of dominoes)
- It's very quick
- It has great components and colorful artwork
- It has a catchy name
- It appeals to a huge variety of players (including families)
- It's very affordable
- It's addictive and very fun! (everyone who I've played it with immediately liked it).
This is when I realized that this game could definitely fight for next year's Spiel des Jahres. Or am I missing something? What does this game lack that the SdJ winners have had?