Summary: This is the second time I have purchased this product and both times it will not launch. Checked several web sites since I am using windows 7 on two computers for solutions and no luck. Good thing it is so cheap I can't be bothered to send it back...but somewhat more than a couple of coasters.
Summary: I picked this up to replace a much older version of this electronic game. It loaded much better than the 2001 version I had and the graphics are excellent. It is fun to play and enjoy - BUT It does have some bugs in the software and Encore USA provides no support and is just about impossible to reach in a meaningful way. Its web site has no way to log a problem nor does it offer a patch. Its FAQ on the game is 3 questions long and just about useless.
Summary: I'm surprised at how highly rated this game is. I'm not suggesting that it's horrible, but even at $7, it becomes a waste after a few games. The graphics are fine, the sound is fine, and it lets you change some of the rules, which is neat. The problem is twofold: 1) trades are a little cumbersome and 2) the computers' A.I. is weak, at best.