The hardest part of playing this game is mastering the rules. We are not an unintelligent family but we did have a few hiccups. After a little trial and error, we were off and the whole experience goes beyond winning and loosing. It's such a hoot you don't really care about the outcome. You can be old and a bit forgetful, young with a limited vocab, have learning difficulties, have several degrees, be competative, be reluctant, it makes no difference, you will enjoy this game. If you love English and words you'll love this game but you do not have to be clever. It's infectious and if you've got a little creativity or a sense of fun then this could really be the game for you. I own the game and have bought it as a requested gift. I honestly have not played with anyone who didn't really enjoy the experience and am happy to recommend it.