snakes and ladders

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snakes and ladders

n
(Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) a board game in which players move counters along a series of squares according to throws of a dice. A ladder provides a short cut to a square nearer the finish and a snake obliges a player to return to a square nearer the start
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Noun1.snakes and ladders - a board game for children who use dice to move counters up ladders and down snakes
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
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snakes and ladders

ngioco dell'oca
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