You put all the tiles into a bag. Each player get six tiles. The idea is to make lines with either color or shape in common. Each player gets points based on what they have added to, and there are points for completing a "Qwirkle" - adding the last tile to a line of all six shapes of the same color, or all six colors of the same shape. Here are more rules at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qwirkle
I think so, my granddaughter is 6 and I played with her, it was fun for both of us!! Her almost 10 year old brother and her mom played too, and it was fun for all of us. Others around the table joined in with coaching. I'm very pleased that I bought it for her.