Remember playing Chutes and Ladders when you were a kid? The rules are simple: spin a spinner (or roll a die) and move your piece that number of spaces. If you land on a ladder, then your piece "climbs up" the ladder and advances several spaces; if you land on a chute, then your piece "slides down" and loses several spaces. The game is based on sheer luck — and goes much deeper than you may realize.
Slide to the Left! Slide to the Right!
The Moral of the Story
How the Meaning of an Ancient Children's Game Adapted Over Time
Written by Cody Gough May 24, 2018
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