Also how different is this game compared to the other auction games
Let me quote from above to reinforce.
This game has a very different auction than any other game.
and quote myself from another thread only a few days before this one.
I have trouble calling this an auction game. It's not just bidding, it is bullying. I don't beat my opponent by bidding higher, rather I undermine his bid so he can't pay/won't want to pay. I out maneuver him so that I pay less.