For generations, boys and girls have enjoyed Candyland as their first board game. The color-themed game requires no reading on the part of the players and is easy for even the youngest of children to follow. Players move their primary-colored gingerbread people around the rainbow path, moving through the Peppermint Stick Forest by matching the color spaces to the colors on the pick deck. The player who reaches the Candy Castle first wins.
Playing cards thoughtfully designed for non-readers are coded with colorful squares matching the jeweled stepping-stone path or an occasional token matching one of the characters' symbols: draw a blue card, move to the nearest blue stepping-stone; draw a snowflake and earn a visit to Queen Frostine's iceberg. There are occasional pitfalls, too: land on the wrong square and you might be stuck in Molasses Swamp until a red card is drawn. With all these enticing, sugarcoated images (and King Kandy plainly visible at path's end), children can't help but be delighted by Candyland. It's delicious!
This game is suitable to two to four players, children and adult and children can even play it alone. As a primary learning game, Candy Land fosters a child's exposure to following directions, taking turns, color recognition and count skills. The game promotes thinking as well as patience in the form of waiting one's turn to play. By playing games with others, children are encouraged to socially interact in a more controlled manner, which helps develop character for future endeavors.
For over 50 years children and their loved ones have been taking the magical journey through Candy Land! They've shared special times with Mr. Mint, Lolly, and even Lord Licorice. They've snuck through the Gumdrop Mountains on their way to see Gramma Nutt, and they've lingered in the Lollipop Woods. They've skipped past the swamp with the hopes of being the first to make it to Candy Castle. This simple color-matching game introduces the youngest of children to the wonder of playing a board game with their family and friends. This updated version brings more color and excitement into the magical world you've known since you were a child.
Candy Land Deluxe Edition
Travel the Rainbow Path with King Kandy and his friends! This Deluxe edition of the classic game of Candy Land includes fun sculpted character pawns, plastic bridges over the Rainbow Trail and Gumdrop Pass, a 3-dimensional plastic candy castle, and an oversized game board! Pawns feature the classic Candy Land characters: King Kandy, Mr. Mint, Princess Frostine and Lolly. No reading required to play!
Candy Land Sweet Celebration
The Candy Land fantasy world comes to life in Candy Land Sweet Celebration Game! Kids will get to build a new 3D rainbow path every time they play. As they gather up goodies along the way, they'll travel to new places and meet new friends while trying to avoid that tricky Lord Licorice! The first to reach the castle with all their treats wins Candy Land Sweet Celebration Game!
- Candyland's Life Lessons – 2011-06-01