We play this game several times a night! I got it to have something to do when it's too cold or wet to play outside. It quickly became our nightly game. After supper, we sit around the ottoman and we play. We play and play until bedtime. The game is fairly easy but requires strategy. My youngest is 9, but she was the first one to win. We didn't understand what to do with the unused viles, and use used them as skip a turn and choose a location. Then we understood that they were probably invisible and only the green vile worked like that. Guess it doesn't matter but either way has worked for us. The different Carmens are hard to distinguish in our dim living room. We used nail polish to paint the bases so they are easier to see. To reduce noise and stop our dice from rolling off the surface, we put it in a container with clear lid. Easy to shake and it stays in place. The markers dry out very fast but that hasn't stopped us. We use the passports as a guide to create our own notes on a separate sheet of paper. The mini envelope is so cute, but it tore already. We put packing tape on the on the top to stop it from tearing more. It's an awesome game.