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Free printable Snakes and Ladders board game

You can download for free the printable Snakes and Ladders Game. This Snakes and Ladders game is the famous board game. But this version is a little special. When you download the game, you will get a printable board and a set of question cards. With every move the player has to answer a question in order to stay on their new position. This game comes with the questions of the World of Knowledge game. But you can create your own set of questions.

Templates Snakes and Ladders Board

Low res board:
The low resolution board fits on 1 A4 paper. It is a smaller download and you can print the board and start playing the game.
High res board:
The high resolution board is printed on 2 A4 paper. You have to print the two paper and fit them together. It is more convenient to play.
Preview of the snakes and ladder game board.

Symbols on the snakes and ladders board and question cards.

This game comes with the questions of the board game; world of knowledge, that can also be found on this website. The question cards come in three categories, easy, medium and hard. On the board of Snakes and Ladders you can find three different symbols, the circle, the diamond and the star. It means that each of the symbols will correspond with one of the three categories of the world of knowledge cards. For example if the player lands on a square with the circle, the player has to answer from the easy category and when it lands on a diamond the player has to answer from the hard category. And of course you can create your own question cards.

Rules of the snakes and Ladders game.

To decide who starts the game, the players take turns in rolling the dice; the player with the highest score starts, and rolls the dice again to move. All players start with their playing piece off the board, with square number one as the first square to count on their turn. More than one playing piece can occupy the same square. There is no extra turn for rolling a six.

On their turn, they roll the dice and move their playing piece along the squares in accordance with the number rolled. When a player lands on a square containing the foot of a ladder, they move up to the top of the ladder. When a player lands on a square containing a snake's head, they move down the snake, right down to the end of the snake's tail.

When a player lands on the square with a symbol, like the circle, the star or the diamond, the player has to give an answer to the question of the card on the top of the pile with the same symbol. If the answer is correct, the player can stay on the square. If the also is wrong the player has to go back to the square he came from. When the player lands on the square containing the foot of the ladder, they move up to the top of the ladder. If that square contains a symbol, the player had to answer the question of the card. Again if the answer is correct, the player stays in the square. If the answer is wrong, the player has to go back from where he came from and not to the square containing the foot of the ladder. When the player lands on the square without the symbol, the player can stay there without answering any questions.

The winner is the first player to reach the end of the board; square 100. There are different rules for how this square can be reached. One is that the exact number needs to be rolled on the dice, either by remaining on a square of 94 or above, and waiting until the required number is rolled, or by moving to 100 then reversing back, according to the number rolled on the dice. The other is that the exact number needs not be rolled; decide at the beginning of the game which rule to follow.