I got Candyland because I had fun childhood memories of playing it. Curse my memory! Most children's games are designed so that eventually there will be a winner and the game will (blessedly) stop. Candyland, on the other hand, can go on forever. And ever.
In case it's been a while since you played I will refresh your memory - Players draw cards and then move game pieces from the beginning of the board to the end. There are also some special cards which let the player jump to a specific square on the board. This means you can be one square from winning and then draw a card (the freakin' plum, for example) that takes you back to the beginning. This can happen indefinitely because you have to keep reshuffling.
After an hour my 3-year-old still didn't understand how to play and I didn't think the game would ever end. So, in desperation I did what I'd spent the last hour trying to keep her from accidentally doing: I cheated. Not only that, but I cheated and WON. Muhahahahaha! I so kicked her ass at Candyland. Tomorrow I'm breaking out Monopoly.
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