Glass Road is the quickest of Uwe Rosenberg’s games. Or, at least, the quickest that I’ve played.
Rather than placing workers on a board, we are selecting cards that allow us to perform a variety of actions. The resource tracker in this game takes its lessons from Ora & Labora with a cool dial mechanic that really works well with the way that bricks and glass are produced. In many ways, it is an improvement over its predecessor in terms of physical design.
The order in which you play your cards is of vital importance in this game and it took me a couple rounds to really get the hang of it.
A tremendous amount of depth and fun squeezed into a relatively small game. All told, excluding setup, we were done in about 30 minutes.