My 5 year old son and I played this tonight. We have played about 7 or 8 different adventures so far, and this was probably the most enjoyable one since Basement O' Rats (which we played first). There was a nice balance of role-playing and combat (some adventures seem a bit combat-heavy at times), and it was really helpful to have a few role-playing suggestions in the adventure to help spice up the story. The engaging dialogue opportunity between players and the NPC is great, rather than just having a "quest-giver" type NPC. The only confusing issue (for me) was that the maps were a bit less directive than usual, so it was harder (for me) to know when a specific map of the woods was supposed to be used (though this may be to allow customization for the game master). It was also enjoyable to have a couple different settings in this adventure, rather than just one single dungeon crawl. There is a great balance between drama and humor (such as the Goblin attacks, "Stabby Stab" and "Repulsive Snot Burst"), and kid-friendly language and humor (areas smelling like goblin pee...trust me, my 5 year old son thought that was hilarious). We adore Hero Kids and can't wait to try out our next adventure!
[5 of 5 Stars!]