All -- I really like Stephenson's Rocket and this sounds like it may be similar. Can anyone who has played both comment on the similarities and differences in feel?
Have you played Through the Desert? I think Stephenson's Rocket is more similar to that but more advanced than it is to Samarkand. I actually don't think I would have ever made a connection of similarity between the two. But, it's been a while since I played Stephenson's Rocket. I think I'd rather play Stephenson's Rocket though. But, yes, Samarkand plays quicker and if you are playing with more entry-level gamers than Samarkand is easier to comprehend.