So, in which category would you include "Beyond Thebes", considering my comments above? I'm referring to the new edition coming out next week in the UK, not the older. Is it a complex game, light?
Also, is the new version an improvement on the original?
Theben is a filler and it takes 1-1.5 hours to play. It is very thematic and there is luck in the game so don't take it too seriously.
The original version is using cards instead of the bags/tiles and offers a variant to reduce luck. The way the exhibitions take place is streamlined in the Queen edition. There are no other changes, so both editions play very similar.