Just like Monopoly being a Mueller family favorite during game night we also love Candy Land and Trouble. Like many households we have the newer versions of both games, throughout the years how to play the games stayed the same but each got a cosmetic face lift. I mean if the rules of the games have changed please let me know because I haven’t read the directions for either since I was a child and that was a long time ago. When I taught Lilly and Lucas how to play these games I just taught them how I was taught, so if the rules have changed it’s all good because regardless the kids have fun. Candy Land has always been one of Lilly’s most favorite games ever, I remember her seeing it in the store at age 3 and it was love at first sight. Once she had the game she had us playing 2-3 times a day, it was like each time she was playing it for the first time. Gradually she realized that playing it that much a day would kind of ruin the excitement she had for it so that’s when it turned in 1 or 2 times a week. Lucas loves the game too but isn’t as crazy about it as Lilly was at his age, he could take it or leave it. They both enjoy Trouble but I’m pretty positive that Brian loves is the most out of our family. He’s more than happy to kick any one of our butts in Trouble and always does it with a grin on his face.
Candy Land is great for ages 4 and up, it requires 2-4 people to play. The contents of the game include a bi-fold heavy duty gameboard, 4 plastic gingerbread men movers, deck of 64 cards, and instructions that include “The Story Of Candy Land”. There is just something about this classic edition that has us playing it more than our regular up to date one, by up to date I mean we bought it in 2010.
Trouble is for ages 5 and up, it requires 2-4 people to play. It’s contents include a plastic game unity with Pop-O-Matic die roller, 16 playing pegs (4 yellow, 4 green, 4 blue and 4 red), and instructions. I remember being about 7 years old and playing this game at my friends house at a sleep over, we played for a long time. Both of my kids love the game trouble, Lucas of course needs a little help playing but they both do really good with it. I’m pretty sure the biggest appeal to them in the Pop-O-Matic die roller, I know when I was little that was my favorite part.
I love how Winning Moves has kept up their games collections with classic editions, other games that they offer in class are Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry, Twister and More. Like usual you can use the links below to check out more that Winning Moves has to offer.
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