Microscope is a fantastically fun game - if you play it with the right people. In order for things to go well, everyone has to be on the same basic page at the beginning or things can go horribly wrong, especially if you are playing with ultra-competitive people who struggle with the concept of "building" on other players ideas. Played with the right mindset, however, Microscope is the most fun gaming I've had in a while. It is especially entertaining for those who love history, and/or have a literary bent.
[4 of 5 Stars!]