The board of the game of snakes and ladders represents a person’s progress in life. Each square contains writing about rules of conduct and the good and bad results. The ladders denote good behaviour and virtues that allow the player to move up to a higher level. The snakes, however, indicate a downfall, which means that the player descends to a lower level.
Popular in India, the game of snakes and ladders has long been played by Jains. The game is both enjoyable and a means by which players could learn about Jain ethics.