My child actually played this as a 2 year old, but it took a lot of adult assistance as he conquered the learning curve. I’ve put it in school age here because I’m guessing that’s closer to its intended audience. Use the gadgets and pieces in the sidebar to build an “invention” that will perform a hilarious animation when it’s all put together (very Rube Goldberg-esque). The machines start out simple and get increasingly complex as you progress through the games. There’s no time limit or scores to stress out about. If you want to make it more challenging, you can choose to add “red herrings” to the sidebar–gadgets that do not belong in the finished invention–to throw you off. Pettson's Deluxe includes both Pettson's Inventions 1 and Pettson’s inventions 2. If you love this one, you should be aware that there is also a Pettson's Inventions 3.