This game is a great group participation game. It is a lot like the books but it is additionally fun because there are games and clues you must create by doing things. I have a 7 year old and a 4 year old who can play together and they love it. It is easy enough for the 7 year old to do on his own, but it is also fun and sometimes tricky enough to involve adults in the clues for help etc. I think this is a well set up game.