Interesting rondel mechanic, easy to learn, and the game moves along quickly. I wish the map wasn't so monochromatic and that there was a little more of the theme coming through in the gameplay. All in all, a solid game that I'm planning on keeping in my collection.
Crusaders is a solid game with a unique mechanic for taking actions. One has several choices they can make each turn, even if others are not available. There are also multiple paths to victory, and the replay-ability is high due to the different factions and randomized board set up. It's a bit unfortunate in a lightly-treated theme that predisposes Western Civilization (similar to Puerto Rico), but that's my only real quibble.