Snakes and Ladders – How the Meaning of an Ancient Children’s Game Adapted Over Time – Extra Credits

Snakes and Ladders – How the Meaning of an Ancient Children’s Game Adapted Over Time – Extra Credits

So, this may blow your mind – it certainly did mine – but Snakes and Ladders may be one of the oldest, and one of the best mechanics-as-metaphor games out there. It is surprisingly filled with meaning, through and through and that meaning actually morphed and warped to match the needs of every culture that…