Board Games 1889
What I like about Brass is that it brings some genuine thematic feeling to the economic games genre, which renders it fairly unique. It is also undeniably deep. Unfortunately learning and playing the game is so vastly counter-intuitive (it's not that complex, it just messes totally with the sort of cause-and-effect chains usually seen in games) that I fail to see why, when there are soooo many games of this type around, I would spend the required time with Brass in order to get to grips with it properly. As usual with economic games, I'd rather play Puerto Rico instead.