Your Favorite Classic Board Games: Then and Now

This week, The Atlantic pointed out a troubling development in Candy Land: namely, all the updated (read: sexy Bratz-doll) versions of classic characters and what looks like altogether too much 2D glitter. So how have the other classic games of your youth aged? After the jump, check out the original versions, ’80s incarnations, and current models of your favorite board games, from LIFE to Chutes and Ladders. My, how things have changed.


The original Candy Land, from 1949.


The ’80s version.



The hyper-sexed Candyland of today.