We own a lot of games and many are fun....at least for a little while. But this game is my favorite and my 4.5 year old son's favorite, too. He's had it for a year and it's been his favorite for pretty much that whole time. His 2.5 year old sister can play this one, too. The quality and craftsmanship is exceptional. The cooperative nature of it is fantastic. Everyone who plays is on the same team, trying to collect all the fruit in the orchard before the raven does. We get extra fun out of it by yelling "No ravens! No ravens!" when we roll the die. At the end, the kids jump up with excitement and dance around the room, singing "We beat the raven, we beat the raven." I much prefer this to having them taunt each other about one kid winning and the other not! The only knock on this game is the raven puzzle in the middle - it's tough to put together so the kids can't do that part themselves. For that reason, we always play this one with them.