Snakes and Ladders


Snakes and Ladders is a classic board game. This game will be played on a gameboard with numbered squares and is appropriate for 2 or more players.

Snakes and ladders History - Origins

Snakes and ladders have a long history dating back to ancient India, where they were known as Mokshapat or Moksha Patamu. Some believe it was invented by Hindu spiritual leaders, though this is debatable. The game is thought to have originated in the second century B.C.

The game served as a moral guide for children, with the squares containing ladders representing virtues and the squares containing snakes representing evils. Ascending the board represented a life journey. Ladders represented good deeds such as kindness, faith, and humility, while snakes represented bad deeds such as anger, murder, and theft.

Climb ladders - dodge snakes

Snakes and ladders of various lengths are strewn about the board. Landing on a snake causes you to slide down the board, whereas you can climb ladders that you land at the foot of.

Chutes and Ladders

This game also includes Chutes and Ladders. This is the same game as before, but instead of snakes, there are chutes. This is the most popular version of the game among children.

How to play:

Use the left mouse button.