Heroica: Castle Fortaan is a good substitute for video game, and is fun for any person of the genre. Also, I didn't play much of this kind; I still don't, excepting when I play Heroica. These games appeal to basically anyone (except people like my brother, who say that any game with such an unoriginal name must be boring.
Whether you play expecting to have fun or expecting not, you will be right. If you want this game to be fun, play it with good intentions.
The game itself: classic heroes; knight, barbarian, wizard, and also a not-so-common druid. Classic bad guys; goblins. Although the special attacks of the characters are a fun variety, there isn't much difference to each hero otherwise. If you find this true, these games were intended for rule changes by the player. If you are looking for a strategic change, try having monsters reappear or doors re-lock. If you want to add more competitive rules, try battling other heroes when you land on the same spot. If you just want a longer game, maybe just try getting more games. As you can well discover and/or predict, the board is customizable, so changing its layout is always an option. As you can see, although the game isn't perfect, it can easily be adapted to your playing style.
Age range: although the box says differently, I know a six year old that plays this game. If they are patient enough, anyone from 4-144 could play and enjoy this game if they so desired.
That's about all I have to say. Have fun and be creative.