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Re: [Icehouse] Treehouse Chutes & Ladders

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 02 Jul 2009 19:49:38 -0400
On Jul 1, 2009, at 8:33 PM, Nyrath the nearly wise wrote:

I was bemused to find that the original "Snakes and Ladders"
was sort of an "educational" toy.

The final square is Nirvana, the snakes are specific
vices (lust, anger, murder, theft, etc.), and the ladders
are specific virtues (generosity, faith, humility, etc. )

They specifically designed it with more snakes than
ladders to teach children how difficult it is to
be virtuous.

I vaguely remember seeing a more modern version,
trying to teach children principles of ecology
and green living.  You could adapt it to
whatever you wanted to teach the children

Is there an evil version where you step on the backs of others to get ahead?