Bought this game as a christmas present for my 21 year old brother in law. Gave it to him on Christmas Day and he spent all of that day and the next hogging the tv in the lounge to play it. Was fun to watch initially but much better to try, even if you have never skated before. Simple (almost no) controls and parents-in-law also gave a go (late 50s). I was suprised at how tiring it was- is good form of exercise as well as fun game. Some of the explanations of how to perform a move lack a little detail but could be achieved with trial and error. Was played on a hard wood floor with a rug. The rug is never normally a problem but kept slipping. Was a little concerned about scratching in-laws floor or wearing a hole in the carpet. Dont know how noisy it would be if you wanted to play upstairs as you do lift parts of the board.