This has become a family favorite for my wife ,son (11), and daughter (13). It can play rather quickly (35-60 min) and stays interesting since everyone takes their actions at the same time. Yes, dice can't be predicted but each type is specialized so can play the odds but making the most out of unexpected windfalls and reading other players will consistently win this game. The component quality is very good and considering how many dice come in this game you can understand the price point. If that scares you away wait for a sale but move quick as people tend to snatch this one up quickly! Well worth it at full price either way.