Monday, Nov 21, 2011
by Ned Wazowski
Candy Land (1949)
Kids and Candy, what could be a better mix?
Probably the first board game for most kids is Candy Land. Created in 1949, Candy Land is a standard “racing game”, meaning that players race around the board’s path to reach the finish line first.
Of course, a big appeal for any kid is simply being able to travel through a world where Gumdrop Mountains or Lollipop Woods exist. That’s the kind of Geography that a six-year-old can get behind.
So even after sixty years, Candy Land still hits a sweet spot in the board game world. Sugary snacks are optional.
This reproduction of the original Mantagon model sheet #2- Privates drawn by designer Philip La...