I'd read one Robertson Davies novel and wanted to try more. Couldn't get this from the library and it was a good price secondhand on Amazon. Davies' books are labrynthine, like 19th century novels. Lots of interlocking themes. I find them both entertaining and thought provoking.
I'm no game player - look at the images and decide for yourself. I did need to look at the cribs on line, and I do get bored with making the same mistake over and over again so not being able to complete a sequence