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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.

1949

Lollipop woods, gum drop mountain, molasses swamp, candy cane forest

Original Candy Land Game Board

1985

Candy Land Game Board 1985

Theme Version

Dora the Explorer in Candy Land

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