Life is a game, and we love to play games, even if we don’t always win. Snakes and Ladders started off as a Hindu game of morality. It was used to teach children about religion. The squares at the bottom of the ladders represent diverse types of good; faith, reliability, generosity or knowledge and the squares at the top of a snake represent various forms of evil, such as disobedience, vanity, vulgarity, theft, lying, drunkenness, murder or lust. There are always many more snakes than ladders.