Ah, Candyland. Such a classic first game for little kids! I remember it when I was little. And I remember it being way more exciting way back when. The gameboard was way prettier, I think.
Jon got a new version for his birthday a few months ago and we've played it a few times.
As this was the first board game he attempted to play, we thought we'd try and teach him the rules:
- Put your game piece at start
- Take a card and move it to the next color. If there are two colored squares, move two pieces. Counting practice!
- If the card has a picture of something, move your piece to that card
So ah...we need more practice with this one.
Candyland is good for teaching:
- Taking turns
- Following game rules
If you're searching for Candyland for your kid, keep an eye out for sales around November-December. Hasbro also offers promotions from time to time. I've seen the game as cheap as $1.79 with coupons at Target, for instance. Don't pay more than $5 for a new version.