snakes and ladders


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snakes and ladders

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(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

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They created a 20 x 15 feet painting titled 'Schlange argere dich nicth' (Snake don't argue with you), that was a combination of snakes and ladders game and the German version of Ludo game.
Instead of climbing up the ladder in the treacherous game of Rock 'n' Roll snakes and ladders, Inglorious looked to have stepped on the back of an unusually large snake.
Family games are played no more, Like Snakes and Ladders, or Twister on the Or making phones with string and a can, Getting a goldfish from the rag man.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday demanded an end to the 'snakes and ladders game being played for the past 71 years' and called on the government to take all parties on board to uphold democracy.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique demanded an end to the 'snakes and ladders game being played for the past 71 years' and called on the government to take all parties on board to uphold democracy.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Thursday demanded an end to the "snakes and ladders game being played for the past 71 years" and called on the government to take all parties on board to uphold democracy.
One participant in a workshop we conducted on servitization noted that a roadmap--like the one we presented at the workshop-- suggests a linear process, whereas transformation is more akin to the game Snakes and Ladders, with the organization accelerating transformation as it encountered enabling factors--the ladders on the board--and falling back when it ran into challenges, or inhibitors--the snakes.
Answer: According to Wikipedia, Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game, played by two or more on a gameboard with numbered, gridded squares.
Snakes and ladders in health education were designed by Kneebone and Guthrie for the Disabilities Study Unit in Co-operation with the Child-to-Child programme.
figure By SUNNY BINDRA Do you remember Snakes and Ladders? Back in the day when board games were pretty much the only indoor games we had, this one was a favourite.
ERNIE Miller was the speaker for the Mountsorrel Townswomen's Guild May meeting the subject being Ancient Board Games most of which originated in India and date back to the medieval times ,they are the forerunner to many of our games today Snakes and Ladders, Ludo and Chess.