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3.0 out of 5 stars A great classic never dies (unless it gets torn up), September 22, 2004
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Candy Land - The Kingdom of Sweets Board Game (Toy)
This classic game was played by myself and my brothers as our first experience with board game playing and it is also my son's first experience with playing board games as well. We began playing Candyland when he was 2 years old and knew his colors well enough. It teaches colors and matching, obviously, but it allows for the parent to teach valuable concepts like taking turns, not being a sore loser, playing by the rules, and other good social skills involved in game play with others. That said, I was so disappointed with the quality of the game itself. The board is OK (although I wish the spaces were large enough to accomadate the gingerbread men pawns that are supposed to fit on the spaces). But the cards are very flimsy. All of our cards are bent up and some are torn. All are dirty. I realize that the price of this game is quite inexpensive and is still a good value for the price. But I wish they had an alternative Candyland game that cost more and was more durable to withstand play for all my child's toddler and preschool years. An ideal game would have a larger board with larger spaces and sturdy (maybe chipboard) cards that are laminated. A plastic "draw-discard" container would also be nice to contain all of the cards during play to get children use to that concept of card play. I would gladly pay more for a more durable version of this wonderful game
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2012 3:03:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2012 3:04:58 PM PST
This was very helpful info about the flimsy cards. This game and chutes and ladders was my 2 childrens first board games when the were toddlers. And I just ordered both of them for my 3 yr old grandson and I plan to laminate the cards. I have a laminator but even if you don't I think it would be worthwhile and inexpensive to go to a Staples or Office Depot or Kinkos and have them laminate the cards.

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 11:29:23 AM PST
Very helpful to know. Seems so many "durable goods" are now made to be thrown away and had I the foresight at age 9 I would have stored our old childhood game.

Posting this additional comment in case Hasbro cares to make a quality game set, I too would pay extra for it. A few, quality made, well loved toys are much more important than a room full of trendy junk (you know who you are!)
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