I've talked about Winning Moves Games before. I like them because they have (new) vintage editions of well-known board games.
My husband and his family are strategy game players which is great but I can't say that I'm a big strategy game fan. I like playing "simple" games that you can converse over. I'm the one who is happy playing the children's games and my favorite is Clue.
However, I can't stand newer editions of Clue. Mrs. Scarlett isn't anyone that I would like my young boys meeting anytime soon. Must we make everyone look as realistically slinky as possible? I'm not going to play it with my eight-year-old, thanks! And so I was excited to see that Winning Moves released a classic edition of the game which is not modernized in objectionable in any way (unless, of course, you are referring to the concept of committing murder which I guess contains a bit of irony!).
I have thoroughly enjoyed playing Clue with Bookworm1 now that we have an edition that I can rest easy around. (For the record, we did play with a somewhat modern version that I located at Goodwill which was still in possession of a fairly tame Miss Scarlett.) As I generally see no need to introduce sultry women to my young sons I really appreciate the fact that Winning Moves released this edition and I'm very contented with it.
I'm not going to bother with sharing the rules of the game of Clue or Candy Lane because if you live in America I just can't fathom you having existed your entire life without playing either.
I have no objects to modern versions of Candy Land, in case you were wondering - but the new big-eyed, bright colored illustrations on the box does make me sigh a slightly exasperated sigh. What appeals to the modern child clearly does not appeal to me and so I was also very excited to see that Winning Moves also released an edition of Candy Land which is a replica of the original (first appearing on the scene in 1945). The box also contains a bit of the history surrounded this now-popular non-strategic (and sometimes very long) game. It was created by a patient who was recovering from Polio and then picked up by Milton Bradley in 1949. The rest, as they say, is history.
I'm glad to have this beautiful edition to play with my kids (when the mood strikes).
If you are a fan of older editions of board games, first off, you should check in with Winning Moves and check out their many offerings.
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Many thanks to Winning Moves who sent copies of the above games my direction in order to facilitate this review. I received no additional compensation and all opinions - as always - are 100% my very own.