Pat Korner: "Highly underrated but excellent Moon / Weissblum release. The tension between wanting to use your cards to build buildings vs. using them to win auctions is superb, and you always feel like you want to do more than you can. An overlooked classic."
Frank Hamrick: "Capitol almost didn't make it because it never gets played! This, like Bridges of Shangri-La, is one of my absolute all-time favorites that seldom gets played. Since part of the criteria for this list is 'Games that you PLAY', I dropped it from where I would normally place it. If I could play it regularly, it would vie for a top 5 spot! For me, it meets most of the criteria for a great game:
- high turn angst [I can never do all I desperately need to do];]
- aggression [area control]
- simple mechanics
- strategy [requires thinking, planning, outwitting, outmaneuvering belied by the simple rules]
- multiple choices and agonizing decisions
- minimal luck
- great bits [love the wooden pieces]
- short playing time [under an hour]"
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