A friend of mine introduced this game to me a few years back. He had the wooden version, and I was determined to get my own copy. About 2 years ago, I purchased this game off of Amazon only to be let down - it was the plastic version. And, yes. I did read the listing correctly - it lied about the pieces! Fast forward to Quarantine 2020 and I'm reminded of my quest for this game. I purchased the game about a week ago and it already arrived here in the United States! And, it's the wood version! Thank you, Gameology for this piece of joy!!!