Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic. It is played between two or more players on a game-board having numbered, gridded squares. A number of "ladders" and "snakes" are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares. The object of the game is to navigate one's game piece, according to dice rolls, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by ladders and snakes respectively.
Historically the game has its roots in morality lessons, where a player's progression up the board represents a life journey complicated by virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes). This lends layers to it which imbibe in the player the values of morality and the benefits of virtues and the ill effects of evil. It also stands to show the uncertainty and the inevitability of life. It imbibes valuable lessons like life is not always fair and that patience and persistence are the key to success. The game is very efficient in doing so with such playfulness that the player subconsciously starts relating life instances with the game. This is one of the key reasons for choosing Snakes and Ladders. Its simplicity and playfulness is what has been captured in this set of works. .