Assuming we’re still talking about Gremlins, Inc., I bought it, partly based on this thread, and partly based on the fact that I had that damn coupon.
I do like it… with reservations. It can take a long time to play, depending on the victory conditions. And you can’t save your single-player games during a session, which is awful (but hopefully will be fixed in a patch) [edit – wrong, you can continue a single-player game]. Playing with other people on-line is a bit unsatisfying. There isn’t enough player interaction to make it worth the wait between turns. There is player interaction, but not that you really have to deal with; you can alt-tab out until your turn comes around, then alt-tab back in and see if you’ve been sent to prison or whatever. Then maybe you get to pick a misfortune for someone. Woot.
The game is pretty random. You have a hand of cards, and you can make a short-term plan (I’ll go to the market and play this card, then try to get to the casino to play that card), but it will probably be disrupted by a misfortune, or getting arrested, or having your hand ripped from you by one thing or another. It’s goofy, which isn’t necessarily bad. It’s good for some light fun, but if I’m looking for a serious strategy game I’ll look elsewhere.