My son is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan and last Christmas I wanted to go outside the box a bit for him and get him some Thomas things without the traditional trains since he had so many. I found this board game at Toys R Us and was very excited, the back of the box looked great and I thought he could play it easily. When he opened it he was very excited to receive it and we played it that very day. Immediately I liked the game, it was easy to play, and it wasn't frustrating for him as a five year old. He loved that the pieces were the various trains he has learned to love over the years and he enjoyed the game itself. The only downside to the game is the fact that it can last for what seems like forever, sometimes the game can last almost an hour when other times it only lasts 10 minutes, depending on the luck of the spin. We have played this game over and over again since owning it and it is still a family favorite!