This box set is of the usual high quality standard expected of Dungeons and Dragons books. The booklets are printed in full colour on thick paper. There are quest cards (and lots of other cards), which give players something tangible to hold. These are great for young players who are getting into roleplaying games, which are played in “the mind” instead of on a board. Instead of one big quest, or three parts to a quest like the previous starter set, this Essentials box contains 14 quests, each being a different location near Phandelver on the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms. Each quest can be played in one to two hours, which is again great for young players. Some quests can be completed by roleplaying instead of combat, so it's not all battle. Recommended for any group that is new to D&D, and for young players.