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snakes and lad·ders

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  1. snakes and ladders(noun)

    a board game for children who use dice to move counters up ladders and down snakes


  1. snakes and ladders(Noun)

    A children's luck-based board game played on a numbered grid, the aim of which is to proceed to the end, and in which ladders aid progress and snakes impede it.

  2. snakes and ladders(Noun)

    any situation in which people or events go forward and backward, seemingly at random


  1. Snakes and Ladders

    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 gameboard 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 die rolls, from the start to the finish, helped or hindered by ladders and snakes, respectively. The historic version had root in morality lessons, where a player's progression up the board represented a life journey complicated by virtues and vices. The game is a simple race contest lacking a skill component, and is popular with young children.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snakes and ladders in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snakes and ladders in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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