Game Board Analysis
Snake & Ladder
An in-depth study & analysis of the design and strategic planning of multiple boards used in the timeless & classic game - Snake & Ladders to better understand the limitations of the game and propose experimental concepts to bring about new directions in the game
Snakes & LAdders
Snake and Ladders is a board game for 2 or more players where the ultimate goal is to reach the top (100) regarded as one of the world's classics.
What makes it fun?
Anticipation of going up or down based on the interaction of elements
Simple to understand gameplay yet unpredictable and addictive
Comparative Analysis of Count & Step of Snakes
Comparative Analysis of Count & Step of Ladders
Positional Analysis of the snakes & the Ladders in all 3 games
(Hover over snake/ladder to see analysis)
The ratio of snakes to ladders effects the overall difficulty of the game
The saturation of ladder is at the bottom encouraging players to reach the goal and saturation of snakes is at the top making it harder for players to reach the final goal.
A standard difficulty of the game has been set with an approximate ratio of 9:11
Difficulty of the game can be altered by changing the ratio of ladder:snake
The saturation of ladder is at the bottom encouraging players to reach the goal
Adding elements that promote encouragement will keep the players more engaged
saturation of snakes is at the top making it harder for players to reach the final goal.
Adding elements that pull you away from the goal can encourage players to be more competitive
Conceptual ideas to rethink the game
FUTURE SCOPE OF THE STUDY
Bring in new design directions to the current fixed and rigid game planning
Experimenting with interesting variations of the game by changing the elements, numerical factors, or directional factors in the game