More strategic thinking required than I expected!
Learning to play was a snap, and the end result is prettier than I thought it would be. The premise seems hokey but I promise juggling the color and value of dice placement with the random rolls and stealing dice if you are early in the turn makes for a surprisingly tense game. The silent cackling when you notice that your opponent broke a public objective unwittingly is almost painful, but worth it when scoring the game. Sadly the dice are so colorful and tempting that playing it around smaller children requires monitoring, as they really like picking up the shiny "gems". Thoroughly enjoyed playing and will probably get the expansions later on.