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Candystand

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Fun in a candy wrapper, but watch out for the ads.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Candy products abound -- the ads are embedded into the games.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site is a sweet treat but oh, so full of advertising embedded into the games. Can kids tune it out? Or will you have to spend the next few months steering into the "no candy" checkout at the grocery store?

What's it about?

Kids will find an abundance of games at CANDYLAND.COM: \"Red Ants Run\" is like Frogger; ants try to cross a busy highway and make it safely to the anthill. There's a twist though: if they can run across a Trolli Gummi worm, they get extra points. Go on a \"Photo Shoot\" to the African savannah or the rain forest. Take photographs of the passing animals but don't run out of film before you bag them all. Bowling fans can play against others who also happen to be logged in to the site. And there's a trivia quiz in which a 1950s-era game show host asks players questions as his nose grows longer as antennae sprout out of his head.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The ads that run before games on Candystand.com can get annoying, and the option to win real-life prizes isn't sending the best message to kids, but at least this site doesn't focus on the not-so-kid-friendly games like shooters. Parents will like that there's a brain-using puzzle section, and kids will get into the large-screen format and well laid-out design. No doubt, like most gaming sites with plenty of stuff to choose from, Candystand.com will be a hard one to tear kids away from.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about setting time limits for computer use. How much time is a good amount to play games online? How much is too much? Are there any games on this site that can be played outside?

Website details

Genre:Gaming
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 10 years old April 2, 2010

good games, odd ads

i think it is a good site, but there are ads all over.
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Adult Written byTheMelMonster November 10, 2008

Play our games...stay at a hotel!

Kind of disappointing considering the fun name. A very typical game site with very atypical advertisement. Ads all over the place for things like...Radisson Hotels and Resorts? Very odd...
Parent Written bymckinnon2 August 11, 2011

LOTS of ads but FUN to play.

EXCEPT for all the ads (and there are tons of them!) I love this website. The games are free to play and you earn tokens for playing which you can use to enter sweepstakes. I've even WON twice. The first time was about 5 years ago and I won a Nintendo Gamecube, Gameboy and 2 games! The 2nd win was just a month ago - I won a check for $100! AND unlike other game sites I've played - I actually received the prizes I won.
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Too much consumerism

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