Right out of the box, it was easy to start playing. We read three lines of instruction and my 11yo son began setting up the first challenge. He followed the picture in the book of Starter puzzles, arranging the little shapes just how he saw them, then proceeded to fill in the puzzle portion with the remaining pieces. (It was like completing Tangram shapes, but backwards!) He finished several in the first round of play.
Lots of post exist about the benefits of gameschooling, in particular its whimsical, non-worksheet way of checking off skill progression boxes while spending time together with your family. What could be better?