Love the theme. There are cats everywhere! What’s not to like? Plus it’s a cute idea without being quite as gentrification-heavy as other city beautification games I’ve seen.
The art is great. Maisherly continues to crush it; it’s vibrant and fairly diverse and it looks great on the table. I think it’s one of EmperorS4’s more colorful games, which I appreciate.
Fairly light game. I think it’s a bit weightier than, say, a family weight, but it’s not too heavy; I could see this being a gateway game, maybe gateway+.
Seems expandable. You could definitely add either more cards for each color, new Inhabitants and Tourists (imagine someone that plays off of other players’ cities!), or just more cats. Really here for more cats.
Plays quickly. Usually only about 30 minutes; it’s a good length for what it is and doesn’t overstay its welcome.
The Santa Claus is pretty amusing. I mean, it makes perfect sense that he’d be excited about chimneys, so, he’s a solid fit for the game even if I don’t really expect him to be in Italy. I guess everyone needs a summer home?
Nice visual accessibility accents. Each of the colors has a symbol that appears on all cards of that color for players who have trouble distinguishing between certain colors. It’s really nice that they included that.
The cards feel a bit thin. I’m worried about damaging them on shuffles, and they feel a smidge flimsy? Not sure; might just be me. They’re also kind of small, while I’m nitpicking.
I would kind of like to see more cards. It’s not a balance thing, but it makes the game pretty stressful at four, since there’s really not enough cards to go around. Give how pleasant and relaxing the theme is, more cards would ease my pain a bit, there. Then again, I’m kind of hoping for an expansion at some point, so that would totally fix this, for me.