Once upon a time… in San Diego, California, a woman named Eleanor Abbott created a game called CandyLand. Recovering from polio her self, Mrs. Abbott decided to create an activity that would entertain children who were also affected with the disease. So she submitted her board game to MILTON BRADLEY, who enthusiastically accepted it, and in 1949 a new game called CANDY LAND was introduced.
The first CANDY LAND games were sold for only $1.00. The advertising said it fulfilled “the sweet tooth yearning of the younger set without the tummy ache aftereffects.”
“A sweet little game … for sweet little folks,” as its packaging proudly stated for almost 30 years, would soon become an enduring part of our collective childhood. The theme and its simple color matching play were a perfect fit for all-family play.
At the time, few could have comprehended just what an impact the game would have, both on the Springfield, Massachusetts game manufacturer and on generations of children. To date, its distinctive red-and-white peppermint name has been printed on well over 40 million games.
In a world filled with advanced technology and fads that are quick to fade, the sweet simplicity of this classic game keeps it continually popular, even after more than half a century.
CANDY LAND $9.99
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.
Contents of Candy Land:
4 gingerbread pawns
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE CANDYMAN! $29.95
In Run for Your Life Candyman, yours is an enchanted land made entirely of candy and confections, but underneath that sugar-frosted veneer lies the disturbing truth. The king has betrayed you all! The sweet, candy citizens throughout the land are being packaged and shipped from the castle to voracious children all over the world. But not you. You're not going out like that. Time to get your candy buttons out of Dodge! It's every gingerbread man for himself in a mad dash for the border. And if you have to snap a few ginger limbs to save yourself, well that's the way the cookie crumbles!
Contents of Run for Your Life Candyman:
25 gingerbread status sheets
6 gingerbread tokens
68 Dash N Bash cards
30 special treat cards
CANDY LAND - DORA THE EXPLORER EDITION $13.99
Take a colorful journey with Dora, Boots, Diego, and Backpack and Map! Draw a color card and move to that color on the rainbow path. There are shortcuts and signs in both English and Spanish along the way. Watch out though! Landing on a Swiper the Fox space will make you lose a turn! Be the first player to reach the Fiesta and win!
Contents of Candyland - Dora the Explorer Edition Board Game:
4 Character Pawns
Deck of 64 Cards
Instructions in English and Spanish
CANDY LAND - FUN ON THE RUN $5.99
This is the classic sweet little game for sweet little folks on the run and is easy to play as ever! Just spin the spinner, move your Gingerbread pawn down the colorful candy path and be the first to reach the Candy Castle to win. Candyland Fun on the Run is ready to take anywhere!
Candyland Fun on the Run Contents:
2 Gingerbread Character Pawns
Candy Land: Pooh $12.50
Pooh is having a picnic and you're invited!
Pooh and his friends have planned a very special 100 Acre Wood Picnic. Will you join them? Help them pick up yummy treats along the way, such as cookies from Owl and candy canes from Rabbit. The first player to reach the 100 Acre Wood Picnic wins!
Parents: For a special treat, use the enclosed recipe for Pooh Hunny Truffles, and have your own 100 Acre Wood Picnic!
No reading required.