From the American Institute for Overthinking (aka Play This Thing! via BoingBoing) comes this analysis of Candyland: "it is a metaphorical representation of the fundamental ideology of the United States; the past is no constraint on the future, and each individual should strive resolutely for personal advance despite whatever the past may hold. The child born in a log cabin may achieve the presidency, an immigrant boy who grows up in the slums of Brooklyn may become a real-estate magnate, an Ivy-educated scion of wealth may wind up on a bread line, and a double green will speed you to the fore." Also, it makes kids crave candy. [Play This Thing!]