In Caylus, players compete as master builders. As players build the King’s castle and develop the city around it, they gain the King’s favor and earn prestige points. When the castle is completed, the player with the most prestige wins. Caylus is a deep strategy game with many paths to victory. The kings/castle theme is excellent with top-notch components and game board. The rule book is a little scary, and long, but the rewards are great! Additionally, your first game of this will last a few hours, as players will need to get acquainted with the mechanics. In fact, you may spend the entire first game getting used to the game, leaving strategy for future games. This is a meaty game with very little luck. Caylus works with any number of players from 2 to 5. If you've played this, you can handle most games!