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Snakes & Ladders: The next time you play it ...

Posted on January 21, 2012 by Gladstone Gander There have been 0 comments

I quite liked Prashant's post "all toys are educational". Here's an Indian example ...
Snakes & Ladders is based on an ancient game called "Moksha Patamu", which was often used for Hindu religious instruction. It represents the journey of a soul through life to heaven (score of 100)
The path to moksha is shortened by virtue and good deeds (up ladders), and lengthened by evil and vice (down snakes) to be reincarnated as a lower form of life

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