My son loves to play soccer so I thought he would enjoy this. It us very easy to set up, just insert four AA batteries (not included) and it's ready for use. The hover soccer ball is perfect for rainy days and inside use. It flashes several colors while playing a song (which my son loved... and which I got stuck in my head for days after). It glides across the floor very easily. You will need a flat surface for optimal use. It also has bumpers to not only protect it but also anything that may come into its path. My son is still interested in this toy, which is impressive when it comes to a ten year old boy. I highly recommend giving this hover ball a try!