"Candyland ladders and striped shamrocks"

Candyland is a racing board game that was the bestselling toy in the United States in the 1940s and remains popular. The game is based around a plot of finding the lost king of Candy Land. Each player has a token they move along a coloured path according to cards drawn. A card with a single coloured square moves a player to the next square of the corresponding colour, a card with two squares of the same colour moves a player to the second square of that colour and a character card moves the player to the square of that character.  The first to reach the end is the winner. The shamrock is a three-leafed old white clover traditionally used for its medicinal properties and best known as a symbol of Ireland.