Hidden Expedition: Everest is a classic HOG in that it is purely a hidden object game. There are no mini-games to solve. Even the bonus rounds, which are normally various puzzles and such, are totally hidden objects. The story line places you in a suspenseful race against three other teams. It takes you to locales all around the world. The race comprises how fast you find all the items in each locale. Hints in each window are based on how many of the hidden jewels you can find there. As another incentive to play and replay the game, there are 18 unknown items to be found. If you are lucky enough to click on one, you are taken to the bonus window where you can see how many more of these you need to find (the silhouette picture gives you the necessary hint for what to look for). There are no penalties associated with excessive clicking around. I have replayed this game often and I like to show it to beginning players. It is demanding enough for any level of play but also easy enough for all ages. I consider it to be the ideal introduction to HOG.