Candy Land

Candy Land

Posted on January 12, 2015

Since its invention in 1946, Candy Land has been enjoyed by millions of children around the world. Here’s our Candy Land history.

1946
Eleanor Abbott invents the game of Candy Land while recovering from polio in San Diego, California. Her goal is to create a game for children with polio. Once she has created it, she submits her game to Milton Bradley.

1949
Candy Land is released by the Milton Bradley Company. The first game sells for $1.00. The advertising reads: “the sweet tooth yearning of the younger set without the tummy ache aftereffects.” The package reads, “A sweet little game … for sweet little folks.”

1984
Hasbro, Inc. acquires the Milton Bradley Company and the rights to Candy Land.

1996
Hasbro files suit against the Internet Entertainment Group (IEG) for placing sexually explicit material on the domain name candyland.com.

March 8, 2005
Hasbro releases a direct-to-DVD animated movie called Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure.

July 25, 2005
Spero T. Haritatos, owner of the Candy Land & Nora’s Candy Shop in Rome, New York and maker of Turkey Joint candy, files suit against Hasbro, Inc. and Toys “R” Us in order to prevent Hasbro from selling candy under his trademarked named, “Candy Land.” In 1996, Haritatos registered the name “Candy Land” for use in the sale of his candy.

Nov. 2005
Candy Land was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York.

References
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5020432

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