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    Missouri Star

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    Default Tuesday Trivia: Candyland

    Candy Land" was devised by Eleanor Abbott of San Diego in the 1940s, while she was recuperating from polio.

    Hard as it was for her to be confined to a hospital ward as an adult, she knew it was even harder for the children there with her. So she invented a board game that could be played to pass the time. The rules were simple enough for 3-year-olds — no reading required.

    Abbott pitched the game to Milton Bradley, which brought out its first edition of "Candy Land" in 1949.

    Attachment 152607. 1949 Version




    Attachment 152608. Recent Version



    Funny.......I never played the game.......I've only just heard about it.......wonder if I missed out on something......?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Candyland

    I think Maizyn had this game. Thanks for the info Anita.
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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Candyland

    One of my favorites as a kid. Thanks for the memories!
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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Candyland

    How well I remember Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. Two classic board games for the smallest of children. It was interesting to see the new version of Candyland. It's so vibrant and colorful, but also so busy. It's like sensory overload to look at it. Almost like giving the kids a sugar high without actually ingesting anything.

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Candyland

    I remember Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. Loved them :-)

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Candyland

    MSN, I was thinking the same thing. It's not enough white space to really take in the color matches you're looking for. I doubt that they contacted any teachers/ vision therapists in the updated version.

    I remember playing it, lol, about 3 months ago. I doubt that all the pieces are left to that set!
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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Candyland

    I played it as a child, as did my children. I didn't love the new design either, so we bought a "vintage" edition when we found one. I'm looking for a vintage clue, I don't really care for the changes there either, though my 9 year old is making progress on her skills in that one!

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