There is this board game in the West called ‘Chutes and Ladders’.
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The ancient Indian board game taught the players important lessons in karma. WikimediaCommons
Chutes and Ladders shares the same morality concept of the ancient Indian board game.Pinterest
In 1943, Milton Bradley Company started its commercial production in the US. All they did was turn the snakes in chutes (because, perhaps, US kids were not as ballsy as Indian kids so were shit scared of snakes) and make it a bit more presentable.
They kept the original concept of ‘good and bad deeds’. The ancient Indian game is based on the concept of morality, or karma. Ladders in the game were lesser in number than snakes to signify that there are more vices in the world than virtue.
This modern version of the game shows various vices at the head of the snakes.Pinterest/span>