Summary: There isn't enough instructions, mostly a wait and see game. If you're new to this type of DS game, get someone who knows how to play these types of games to show you how to get started. I just stared at the screen with little boxes and got no where. I'm OLD too! I guess us old folks (past 40) aren't supposed to figure this stuff out. I gave it to my 25 year old daughter and she's hooked. Sheesh!