My son got this game, Candyland, and a few others for his 3rd birthday. Night and day! Candyland (with updated art) is just a busy giant picture of candies and sweets. It's a very simple game but almost harder for him to pay attention, the board is so busy and full of sweets. Snug as a Bug on the other hand is such a fun game. At first it was hard for him to read the spinner (it has 4 different rings with colors, numbers, shapes, and big/little eyes), but once he got it he loved it! He loves the stink bugs and likes to hold them.
It's cooperative, nobody wins. We work together to get the bugs under the rug before the 3 stink bugs come! So far we haven't "won" yet, but it doesn't matter, so the rug gets stinky and game play ends. With Candyland he got really worried when Grandma got to the castle first, not because of winning or losing, but because he wanted to get there too. No problem, we kept playing, but we're really instilling this winning vs losing mentality that way.
Love Snug as a Bug!