First, this is a multiple-choice game. A question is asked and there are 4 states to choose from as the answer. If they get it right, the state falls. Once they have stacked enough states to the line(which changes based on accuracy), they get a state to put in their map of the US. The music isn't annoying and is upbeat. You can have up to 6 players with each having separate records. Plus, there's a space for a guest, where it doesn't save your scores.
My 3 children, ages 8-12 play it as one of their favorites. We got it when my youngest was 7, and she played it then. It's not intense on learning and has limited questions after a while, which they tend to memorize, but isn't that part of the point?..for them to remember the facts? I recommend it.