El Caballero is like Carcassone on steroids! I haven't truly enjoyed a game like this in a long time - it's a mix of strategy and tactics with just the right amount of direct player interaction. The Grande and Governors in the included extended version add elements that completely change the way you approach the game. And the clincher is that El Caballero is such a darn SMART game. Not a brain burner, but my friend and I learned not to play when you're tired either - there's a lot to think about and chew on in a two-player game.