This is a nice game about building up an engine of cards in your hand to cycle through to earn point cards. There is some interaction with timing of completing goals and stealing cards (if you realise what your opponents are planning). However, this is really a one-trick pony type game. There are no end game bonuses or goals. There is simply get enough VP cards than count up the VP. I would advise pass this on for Eastern Wonders, which has a bit more going on (in a good way) with the route-planning and power-collecting adding some much needed variability.
It is also disappointing that the next game in the series isn't available as just an upgrade pack, meaning you need to buy all the cubes, bowls, etc. again for more cost. Be prepared to pay out a big-box game price if you want to combine two games together.