I bought both Cave Troll and Draken at the same time a couple years ago. At the time we played Drakon and loved it. Played Cave Troll and didn't give it much thought, played maybe twice. We just brought back out last week and have played it 3 times. We were blinded by Drakon at the time.
Cave Troll is an excellent board control game that has a chess feel with a fantasy background. If your worried about randomness, don't be. The card deck is very small and you get to choose all your actions you take durring the game.
Has a ton of replayability. With different peices that have different weaknesses and streangths and two different versions of cards to play with you will have a new game every time. Oh and there a few artifact cards that can be found, but you will have to plan to use.
The minitures could be a little better in my version of the game. I don't know which one it is, but somtimes it's hard to tell the difference between a hero and an adventurer.
The cards used in the game are the mini board game cards and are easliy stored. Score is kept on a track on the outside of the board.
Good game, wish we would have not been blinded by Drakon when we first got it.