Many of Stefan Feld's games are known for their "point-salad" approach to scoring and Castles of Burgundy is no exception. Scores tend to run high and there's a lot to keep track of. That being said, C.o.B. oozes simplicity, elegance, and balance, making it relatively beginner-friendly. Although the game involves dice, there is a very low degree of randomness, with every possible roll outcome translating into viable (and usually desirable) actions; the challenge comes in when selecting optimal actions for long-term scoring from among many seemingly excellent possibilities almost every turn. It's no accident that this game appears on many top-10 lists. If you're going to own only one Feld game, you can't go wrong with C.o.B., which is conveniently not only a great game but also a great bargain for what it costs.