I purchased this for a home summer tutoring project with my grandson. I fully intend to have this child a leap ahead when he starts school in mid August. I love this!! He is excited because with every accomplishment he gets to scratch off an area. It is as well a great addition to my office area. Tastefully attractive, the shipping container arrived safely, no damage to it and it is as well a project in the making here. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in maps, geography or an attractive wall hanging.