Winnie the Pooh Board Game Rules

by Brenda Priddy

Winnie the Pooh has been a famous and well-loved character ever since his creation by A.A. Milne in the early 1920s. Winnie the Pooh has had several different board games with his name, starting in the mid-1930s. Most of the Winnie the Pooh games play in a similar manner, closely related to the game Candyland. One of the most recent versions of the game actually has the name of "Winnie the Pooh Candyland." Since there is no reading or math required, even toddlers can play the Winnie the Pooh game.

Setup

Place the board in the center of the table or play surface. Shuffle the cards and place them face down on the board or nearby. Have each player select a game token to play. Determine who goes first. Typically, the owner of the game or the youngest player goes first.

Game Play

Have each player flip a card on his or her turn to reveal a color. The player then moves his token to that color on the board. If they land on a special tile, such as a "go back three spaces" or "go to the next photo space" then follow the directions. Once the player has finished all parts of his turn, the game moves to the player on his left. Play continues clockwise until someone reaches the other side of the board.

Winning the Game

The game is over when the first person reaches the opposite side of the board. Depending on the version of the game, this could be Pooh's house, a candy castle, the Hundred Acre Wood or Christopher Robin's house. You can stop playing once the first person reaches the finish line, or continue playing to determine the second-, third- and fourth-place players.

Variations

Some versions of the game use plastic tokens rather than cards. If your version uses tokens, leave the tokens in the bag and pull them out one at a time to find where to go next. Some versions of the game also have different main characters, or different token styles. Older versions use wood tokens, and newer versions use plastic or cardboard.