I cracked open my copy of Container and started playing some sample rounds while reading through the rules. The mechanics seem relatively straightforward but wow…knowing what to do when is going to take a few games. I can see why they’ve added a “beginner” rule that helps getting some money at the beginning of your turn because money is extremely tight. As they state clearly in the rules, the economic system is unforgiving and difficult to master.
The components are great but the “card” money feels a bit lame. However, they needed some way for players to secretly bid on container shipments that arrive at the foreign island so I’m not sure what other option they had. I might have preferred coins in the closed hand.