This is a great game - the board game's a must but I recommend you start playing online with a few friends before you invest in a board. You can play Perudo and Santaba online at the official Perudo community website at http://www.perudo.org/perudo.htm - It's completely free! The rules are also given in full with example round and walkthroughs at http://www.perudo.org/b_rules.htm. This game is just utterly compulsive, its very simple but can become really complex with skilful play. Its really portable too - you just need a few dice & a few friends to play. Right up there with Chess I think.