Candyland Board Game

The Candyland board game is a truly wonderful kids board game, surrounded by every candy known to man. Only coloured squares are between you and your arrival at Gum Drop Mountain.

This is a 2 to 4 player game, designed purely for the very young, who need only to be able to recognise colours and match them accordingly. The game from beginning to end takes approximately 20 minutes.

The race is based upon a story about finding the lost king of Candy Land. There is a winding track made up of 134 spaces, each one coloured differently in mostly blue, green, violet, yellow or orange. The pink spaces are named locations, Gum Drop Mountain,Candy Cane Forest or characters. Each player in turn takes a card from the pack, which will be one of six colours and in turn moves on the board to that colour, hence no counting involved. There are lots of little twists along the way. The winner is the first one past the final square.

Candyland Game Information
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Game Genre: Kids
Suitable For: 3 To 7 Years
Number Of Players: 2-4 Players
Approx Playing Time: 40 Minutes
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A history of Candyland Board Game & Its Origins

This is a simple racing board game which was designed by an American, Eleanor Abbott in 1945. Eleanor designed the board game during a time when she was recovering in hospital, having suffered a bad case of polio some time prior. Just 4 years later the game was purchased by the Milton Bradley company and released to the general public in the first half of 1949.

It became the most popular game in America between 1945 and 1949.It is a board game which requires no reading skills and a minimum amount of counting skills. It is usually among one of the first board games children play.

Interesting Facts About Candyland

  • The game has been designed to help young children recognise colours and has sold over 40million copies
  • The game was given the award of most popular toy of the decade for 1940-1950

Notable Versions, Editions & Special Editions

Many versions based upon the original have been produced since its inception in 1945 including Dora the Explorer, Winnie the pooh etc. It is also available in a puzzle travel version, PC game and a handheld electronic version. Even universal pictures have announced plans to film a movie.