Bought this for my eldest son (10) and it's a great game to play when you don't have a huge amount of time. Encourages tactical thinking and makes him concentrate. Not overly complicated and there are different levels of play with suggestions for alternative game rules. He found it addictive at first and we played many games one after the other. It's a game he continues to come back to, so some lasting appeal. Overall I would say a good choice.