Who created the game Candyland?

Who created the game Candyland?

The answer may have something to do with the game's history: It was invented by Eleanor Abbott, a schoolteacher, in a polio ward during the epidemic of the 1940s and '50s.

Who and why was the game Candy Land invented?

Candy Land was invented in the polio wing of a hospital. In the late 1940s, polio was still a looming threat to the population. While convalescing in the polio wing of a San Diego hospital in 1948, a retired schoolteacher named Eleanor Abbott decided to create a board game that could become a distraction for patients.

What is the oldest board game?

SenetSenet, found in Predynastic and First Dynasty burials of Egypt, c. 3500 BC and 3100 BC respectively, is the oldest board game known to have existed. Senet was pictured in a fresco found in Merknera's tomb (3300–2700 BC).

Where is Candy Land?

Located in LA's iconic Hangar Studios, the 100% candy art-meets-sugar experience was curated and conceived by self-proclaimed Hollywood Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin, with incredible installations by master fabricator Zac Hartog.