I'm going to have to check this game out- I love strategy games!
My current favorites- sorry I can't settle on one- are:
Zooloretto - which you might check out because it's also simple in the mechanics, surprisingly strategic and creative, and is about filling your zoo with animals- I'm curious how similar these games are now.
The top three are strategy-type games with a strong element of chance. They're all easy to learn and the top two have multiple strategies for winning, which I really enjoy. The bottom two are a lot of fun for psyching people out and destroying friendships if you play them right.