I really wanted to like this toy but I think it's just average. I loved the option of all the activies-you can stack the pieces, match them, match the shapes, lace them and shake them but that's about it. You can't do much beyond that. There's not enough of each color to play tick tac toe or connet 4 type games. I'm not sure why they designed the back of the board they way they did as I don't see a way to play with the "pegs" sticking out. The pieces are hard to keep together and I found myself losing a few over the weeks. I wish it came with a case to keep the pieces together. I also wish there was more direction in the box on what you can do with the board. We ran out of ideas pretty quickly. I do appreciate that the pieces are very durable and heavier plastic--the board is not flimsy or cheesy. It's very high quality and the colors are bright and cheerful. We have plenty of Discovery Toys and love their products!