Who knew? Well certainly not I or even me! Charles Osgood knew or least his researchers and fact checkers ascertained for him that this neat little popular game of the 50′s (and still today) was originally conceived as a way to keep children happily playing indoors where they would not be exposed to the dreaded disease of polio! I heard this on Sunday Morning today.
Over the years the board graphics have changed, the playing pieces evolved, not necessarily for the better in my opinion, but then again I am a great fan of vintage graphics.
Here is a photo of a very early Candy Land game board. Isn’t it great? Revisiting my old favorites of the Molasses Swamp, the Ice Cream Float and the Peppermint Stick Forest brings back a flood of nostalgic memories; playing this simple game for HOURS with my girl friends.
- CANDYLAND Movie being Written By Kung Fu Panda Scribes (geektyrant.com)
- Saying Farewell to CandyLand and Chutes and Ladders…Introducing Myself to the Game of Life (lifethrugrace.wordpress.com)