Eleanor Abbot created the game in San Diego, California. Abbot, a recovering Polio patient, designed Candy Land to help children stricken with Polio by offering hours of entertainment.
The Milton Bradley Company accepted the game for production. In 1949, Candy Land hit the shelves where the first game sold for one dollar.
The first Candy Land box stated that the game was “A Sweet Little Game . . . For Sweet Little Folks.”
Over 40 million Candy Land games have been sold. According to Hasbro, who acquired the Milton Bradley Company in 1984, the success of the game is because of the following:
In a world filled with advanced technology and fading fads, the sweet simplicity of this classic game keeps it continually popular, generation after generation.
Candy Land information and photo found at Hasbro website.