Chutes and Ladders (board game)

Chutes and Ladders (board game)

Chutes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic. The gameboard consists of number of 'ladders' and 'snakes' (or 'chutes') each connecting two specific board squares.

About Chutes and Ladders (board game)

Snakes and Ladders (or Chutes and Ladders) is an ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic. It is played between two or more players on a gameboard having numbered, gridded squares. A number of 'ladders' and 'snakes' (or 'chutes') are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares. The object of the game is to navigate one's game piece, according to die rolls, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by ladders and snakes, respectively. The historic version had root in morality lessons, where a player's progression up the board represented a life journey complicated by virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes). The game is a simple race contest lacking a skill component, and is popular with young children.

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