Chutes & Ladders
Game board, Player pieces, spinner
Skills required / taught:
counting, image recognition, following directions, consequences
Move by spinner turn, observe
instructions whether landing on chute or ladder
The board theme is playground equipment--children climb ladders to
go down chutes. The artwork on the board teaches a morality lesson,
the squares on the bottom of the ladders show a child doing a good
or sensible deed and at the top of the ladder there is an image of
the child enjoying the reward. At the top of the chutes, there are
pictures of children engaging in mischievous or foolish behavior and
the images on the bottom show the child suffering the consequences.
How it Works
Played on a 10×10 board, and players advance their pieces according
to a spinner, beginning on square 1. Players landing on the top of a
chute slide down to the end of the chute while players landing on
the bottom of a ladder advance to the top of that ladder.
Theme – Other themes could be applied to this simplistic style
board game. Think pop icons, movies, music themes, children’s TV…
What active areas on the screen are needed? Do you want to show
the whole board or just focus in on the area the players are?