I saw pale kings and princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; They cried—‘La Belle Dame sans Merci Hath thee in thrall!’
My husband tracked down a copy (with bonus townsmen!) for my birthday. I have played twice (2 player and 4 player), so far I found that the shortness of game play and the tightness of money means that you really have to concentrate hard on your maximization strategy. I get the feeling the the success of this game depends also on who is playing it- it feels a little fiddle and for some people that is unforgivable.