Gads Hill 1874 has following great ratings.
Spieletest rated Gads Hill with 9 out of 10 Points
James Nathan writes: “I love this game. Wait, I gave away the punch line.
I’ve never felt so creative in playing a strategy game. I don’t know what the word is for when I craft a strategy in Agricola or something else, but creative isn’t it.
When I look over my hand of cards in Gads Hill, I sometimes have an A-ha/Eureka moment – maybe not when it comes to actually being such a great move, but it is almost like the cards are multi-use. The cards aren’t multi-use, but, depending on how you pair them with other cards, or how you logically implement them, it is as if they are.”
“And, as someone who nearly always dislikes expansions, I have to say – for this game, the expansion actually works well. … As there are only three additional buildings, the game is not noticeably longer, and there’s even more variation in the possible configurations, an overall win.”