The popular board game Snakes & Ladders is believed to have originated in India in the second century, and may have been based on the ancient game of dasapada – dasa a Sanskrit word meaning 10 – and was played on a board of 10×10 squares. The Jains of ancient Indian called their version gyanbazi or gyanbaji which means Game of Knowledge.
Snakes and ladders, India, late 19th century. V&A Museum
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