Along the Candy Land lane…

I realized an odd thing when I started creating and collecting for the Game Night Collection last year.  Board games have not only changed a lot since I was a kid, but the “age” or generation from which I am familiar with games is now considered retro.  Did you know this???  I feel suddenly much older then 33.  You can imagine that once I started to understand this that I started looking around for a bit of proof.  That’s when I found out that many games change their looks pretty often, hence my age group becoming out of date already.  It was kind of cool to see the evolution of games, especially as I have been doing the same thing with my own brand.  Some not only evolve every decade, but bring in special themes every year or so…think Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit.  Of all the games I researched, no game shows it as well as Candy Land though, so I figured that I would share what I found with you (so you can feel old too)…

Candy Land 1940's
1940's Candy Land
1950's Candy Land
1950's Candy Land
1960's Candy Land
1960's Candy Land
1970's Candy Land
1970's Candy Land
1980's Candy Land
1980's Candy Land
1980's Candy Land
1990's Candy Land
2000's Candy Land
2000's Candy Land
2010's Candy Land
2010's Candy Land

Personally, I’m pretty happy to see that the Gingerbread Men have returned…I heart them.  It also figures that I have such an obsession with candy after playing this game so much as a kid.  As I grew out of Candy Land age, Monopoly became my favorite game to play.  My dad and I would get into these cut throat games that my step-mother would quit half way through as she couldn’t stand how competitive we both were.  In college, I started having Game Night and still host one every few months where we play the more social games…Scattagories, Outburst & Apples to Apples…and Scrabble, we always play Scrabble at some point.

Hmm, all this game talk makes me realize that I am WAY over due for a Game Night…time to get on that.  If you live around me and want to come, just let me know!

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