These are a great series of new Lego products. Of course anyone can play games with Lego models, but this Pirates and others like it in the range are actual 'board games', built from Lego. Sweet. The construction is simple, and my five year old, being obsessed with pirates, just loves it. Small risk - parts vital to the game are quite small and easily lost - I recommend not losing the box so that you've got something to store the game in, rather than jumbled loose with the rest of the Lego. There's fun and strategy here, as each player's actions can push other players' pieces towards the end of the plank and therefore out of the game. Great fun!