Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders, or Chutes and Ladders, is an ancient Indian board game. The game was intended to show children that, by being good and obedient, life would be rewarding. Bad behavior would, however, be punished.

2 or more people can play. You need a die and a counter for each player.

  • Each player starts with a counter on the starting square and takes turns to roll the die to move the counter by the number of squares indicated by the die roll. 
  • If the counter lands on the lower-numbered end of a “ladder”, the player moves his counter up to the ladder’s higher-numbered square.
  • If the counter lands on the higher-numbered square of a “snake” (or chute), the player must move his counter down to the snake’s lower-numbered square.


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