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Candy Land

Image courtesy of Milton Bradley / Hasbro

Gameplay in Brief:

In Candy Land, players try to be the first to reach the Candy Castle. No reading is required -- children can play as long as they recognize colors -- making it a good introductory game for very young children.

Unfortunately, no decisions at all are made in the game; the luck of the card draw determines everything. This can make it a rather painful experience for parents who play with their children over and over again.

Basics:

For 2 to 4 players, ages 3 and up. About 30 minutes per game.

Designer:

Candy Land was designed by Eleanor Abbott.

Publisher:

Candy Land was originally published by Milton Bradley in 1949.

Related Games:

Other games in the Candy Land family include Candy Land Sweet Celebration (2009), Candy Land Castle (2007), Candy Land - Fun on the Run (2007), Candy Land DVD Game (2005), Candy Land Card Game (2001), Candy Land Lotto (1987), Candy Land VCR Board Game (1986), and Candy Land Bingo (1978).

Why Candy Land is Part of the Games Timeline:

Since its original publication, Candy Land has been a popular choice when parents buy their child's first board game. Here are the other games I believe are the most culturally and historically significant games published since 1800.
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