Bought this to my sister's 9 year old kid. Nerf has been around for years and have the capabilities to be a forever popular toy. Needless to say the educational value is limited. Although some training in Rules of Engagement (I.e. don't shoot granny, she's a civilian) might be in order. This is a sociable toy nevertheless and my nephew and his friends are having frequent Nerf wars. As for physical training this beats playing video games any day.