My 7 year old daughter was constantly asking her 10 year old brother, " Kyle what do I do here..." He was over her and this game by day 2. Just be ready to read and answer A LOT of questions for younger players.
I thought the first Madagascar game was better. This one only has you diving, racing, roaring, wooing, building and several other boring things! Sometimes during rhe game it felt really lame like eating a pie with nothing but the crust and nothing inside!