I never bought the first one so I can't say whether it's better or not, but I love this game. It's really a lot of fun and you honestly are only limited by your imagination. It's so fun that even my boyfriend got into playing it. It was a little bit difficult to figure out some of the levels, but that's part of the fun. It will definitely keep any child or adult busy for hours. I found some of the adjective levels to be a little silly. Like they'll show you a girl and a nerd and you have to put nerdy girl to complete the level.