Magazine article USA TODAY

A Decade of Dora in Games

Magazine article USA TODAY

A Decade of Dora in Games

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It's hard to believe it's been a decade since Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer came on the scene. The lovable heroine has guided our children on hundreds of helpful adventures with the assistance of the Map and her best friend Boots. Using a healthy dose of repetition and problem-solving skills, Dora makes viewers feel that they share in the success of each journey--while picking up a few Spanish words along the way.

Continuing their interaction with these favorites, youngsters can join Dora on a trek down the rainbow path in Hasbro's Dora the Explorer Edition of Candyland ($11.99). In this twist on the classic board game, players can be Dora, Boots, Benny, or Tico, as they move through sights from classic episodes such as the Crystal Kingdom and Mermaid Adventure. Of course, they must watch out for that sneaky Swiper--he'll try to slow them clown every time.

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The Dora the Explorer Memory Game ($7. …

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