It's a game that only takes one game to learn and is quite fun with anywhere from 2 players to 5 players.
The comic here illustrates my first gameplay experience with a friend of mine. We were playing on the smaller, limited, 2-player setup and I simply did not grasp the full understanding of spreading your camels out across the desert. Because of that, I didn't put any of my camels on one half of the board nor did I pay attention to that side of the board. Within a few turns, my friend had placed a line of his camels across half the board and essentially captured the land for 15+ points. Absolutely hilarious, no?
To this day I curse his name.
Related Link: Mister Goh #347 - Through the Desert