Yikes. This thread is old. But the forum is so quiet lately. I'll still post this, because I like applauding the ONLY game I can/will play!
I agree! This is like the BEST board game ever! Plus it's automated so players don't have to calculate lots of stuff by hand.
The random Black Market completely makes every game utterly unique.
Game length is an absolute plus. I have never finished a game on Europa Universalis, for eg.
I am so watching Soren Johnson for all his future games!
Try Daily Challenge. I learned lots from there.
Don't make Power too early, since profits from there will simply go into paying debt.
Early rush is risky, but viable if all other players spend early on Patent / Optimization / etc. Watch my Daily Challenge attempt on 2016-Oct-24.
I'm number 2 (viewport123) on Daily Challenge 2016-Oct-24.
Tab through all opponents quickly, and find a "Money Park". Watch my replays. I park my money while waiting to save up enough for a purchase.
Money Parks are resources that no one is producing.
Hacker Arrays are great to use on Money Parks. Eg, if no one is making Electronics, hack up the price there for hefty profits!
You can bleed out your opponents by jacking up Food price.
And many many other tips I learned from watching Daily Challenge replays!
PM me if you wanna get in touch. I think we're some of the few gamers who actually lose interest if game is too easy.
This game is so easy to pick up and click around to play. But so hard to master.
You have to constantly watch your opponents. Without pathfinding issues (no combat units) to contend with, your opponents can respond to your every move instantly!