Snakes and Ladders
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Believe it or not, this classic children’s game started as an ancient Indian board game known as “Moksha Patam”, with thematic roots in lessons of morality and karma. Some might also know this game as “Chutes and Ladders”. Historically, the ladders, which propel you faster through the board, represent virtues such as generosity, faith, and humility. Snakes, which hinder your progression in the game, represent vices such as lust, anger, murder, and theft. A player's progression through the board represents a life journey complicated by the mix of virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes). Snakes and Ladders is ideal for helping young children to develop patience, understand turn-taking, and practice their counting.