Finally decided to try this game, and I love it!
I was initially put off by the bland look of the game - just cards, tiles with words on them, plain wooden meeples, and not a lot of graphics. However, the components (bland as they may appear), are top quality, and after upgrading the coins and getting some stickers for the meeples, it’s much more aesthetically satisfying.
The gameplay is simple, but the decisions are tough - learning to balance out getting money to buy more tiles, increasing your prestige, and acquiring more prestigious guests. The theme comes through brilliantly during play, it really does feel somewhat like you’re managing a large household, delegating which servants to use and when.
If you’re a fan of Victorian era life and shows like Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey, this game really hits home!