I got this game for my nephews, who are 6 and 7. I thought it would introduce them to fantasy-type games and potentially lead to them wanting to play more of these types of games. In general, they enjoyed playing the game, and the first night we played 3 separate games. Once you learn the rules, the games only last about an hour tops, so it does not drag on too long. They really enjoyed rolling dice and uncovering cards and seemed to want to find the wolf cubs. Having different quests for different games really adds some nice variety, especially for adults. The game is colorful and the game board is filled with little challenges. Unusually for games they play, you can actually lose. In fact, the three of us lost our first two games. I think this is not really a problem because the games are short, and even when we won, it was a bit of a challenge still. So the feeling of victory is hard-won and all the more exciting.
My big complaint with this game is the sheer amount of pieces and how easily it is to lose things. The kids get very excited for things, and their arms (and legs!) often knock things around on the board. I had the game initially set up on a table, which is a bad idea. Pieces fall over, hide under rugs, get stuck to clothes, etc. It was only the next day that we found the last missing piece had the board completely filled with all the pieces again. Thus, you must play this game in a large, open space with few hiding spots, as things will inevitably get scattered.
So if you can keep the game board together it is really fun. It requires both smart individual choices, luck, and some cooperative strategy. Compared to highly competitive games this one allows some degree of teamwork, which I found enjoyable. Definitely worth exploring.