We love this game! It is very simple to assemble, and since we are avid gamers we have plenty of dice and counters. You can use coins, glass beads, raisins, whatever. Yes, it is unbalanced (my son ALWAYS wants to be the Cowboy but we mix them up so we get a random choice) but still fun. Even unbalanced, the die rolls don't always go the way of the powerful. Simple to learn and to teach, even for non-gamers. We found a few other character cards on BGG (www.boardgamegeek.com) that we downloaded to expand our game.
[5 of 5 Stars!]