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Snakes and Ladders History & Rules

Snakes and Ladders History & Rules

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Snakes and Ladders is a game of antiquity originating in India. It is still popular today as a means of recreation and also education. These are the original rules, as we have them today and belong to the origin playing board which is also making a come back today.
Snakes and Ladders is a game of antiquity originating in India. It is still popular today as a means of recreation and also education. These are the original rules, as we have them today and belong to the origin playing board which is also making a come back today.

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Games from Everywhere____________________________
Snakes and Ladders
A Game from India
 
 
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Snakes & Ladders - History
Snakes and Ladders originated in India as a game based onmorality called Vaikuntapaali or Paramapada Sopanam (the ladderto salvation).Wikipeidia states, "The game was played widely in ancient India bythe name of Moksha Patamu, the earliest known Jain versionGyanbazi dating back to 16th century. The game was called "Leela"- and reflected the Hinduism consciousness around everyday life."Moksha Patamu was used by Hindu spiritual teachers to educatechildren about the effects of good and evil. The ladders representedvirtues and the snakes represented vices. The moral of the gamewas that a person can attain salvation (Moksha) through performinggood deeds whereas by doing evil one takes rebirth in lower formsof life (Patamu).The number of ladders was less than the number of snakes as areminder that walking the path of good is hard while the road thatleads to death and pain is easy. Climbing up takes work, slidingdown a snakes belly - well that's easy.The numbered squares are also significant The number "100"represented Moksha (Salvation). Tradgames has the remainingsquares listed this way...The squares of virtue on the original game are
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An amazing look at the history of the popular board game, Snakes and Ladders! Did you know it is originally Indian?
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An amazing look at the history of the popular board game, Snakes and Ladders! Did you know it is originally Indian?
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Yes, as the title says, " From India!"
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it is originally indian

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