Fun fantasy-themed, city-building card game with nice art. Lots of opportunities to be mean to each other. When you get to know the characters, there is a good amount of bluffing and guessing going on. A nice, easy to learn, cut-throat card game. One of my wife's favorites. Being a card game, it is great for trips.
I think the two player game is great; there's definitely less chaos and more mind games with each other. That said, I also like the great amount of chaos in a 6-7 player game.