After the game, "I liked it more than I thought I would!"
Asked about the combat token system compared to dice, "It was a lot more fun!"
He also began his next sentence "When we play tomorrow..."
So there you have it...
I am considering this as my next step with my 8 yo. We are playing Mice & Mistics right now and it's his favourite title from our collection. He said he likes M&M so much because he likes to develop his character, get new stuff, make him stronger etc.