This is an awesome upgrade to the classic Candy Land that I fondly remember playing as a child. I was debating between this version and the classic one I remember, but I'm so glad I got the Dora edition. The game board is exactly the same, however in place of the old characters there are characters from the Dora the Explorer TV show. My daughter fell in love with this game, and at 3, she could play it perfectly with no help from an adult. It is only a few dollars more than the classic version, but it is a new, trendy, up to date style that you and your kids will love. I think it's alot of fun to play as a family. The only thing that would make it a little better is if the character play pieces were a little bigger, but it's still a great game!