This is my fiancé’s all-time favorite board game. We are pretty serious collectors, so we’ve played a ton of games and own probably about 70 ish pretty serious strategic games (you know, not like clue or monopoly haha). So if you are looking for a more complex game, this could be it for you. It’s not necessarily “hard,” it just has a lot of iconography and takes 2+ hours to play. Definitely a really good, well balanced game though, just a bit too long to be in my personal favorites list.