Chutes and Ladders Children's Game

How To Play Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
45 MIN
Chutes & Ladders is a simple game that allows young children to play because no reading is required to participate. Chutes and Ladders has pictures that help the child understand the good and naughty. The ladders represent the rewards for doing good deeds while the chutes or slides represent the consequences of bad deeds. This board game is also designed to help young children learn basic counting skills.

Players of Chutes and Ladders spin the spinner to determine how many squares to go - if their final spot rests at the bottom of a ladder they get to go up and if it rests at the top of a chute they must go down. Players want to land at the base of a ladder so they can race ahead of the other players. Chutes and Ladders is a fun game for the younger crowd.

The game Chutes and Ladders should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Inside Your Chutes And Ladders Box You Should Find The Chutes And Ladders Game Board
  • A Spinner With A Plastic Arrow
  • 4 Pawns With Plastic Stands
  • Official Chutes And Ladders Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Be the first player to reach "winner" square #100.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Chutes and Ladders rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Chutes and Ladders. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Samantha says:

Do ladders go up and down?
Jeanne Ronan says:

Do you count the space you're on
Angie says:

If I roll a 5, and I pass a ladder at 4, can I go up the ladder, or do I have to pass it?
Mimi says:

If you land at the base of a chute, can you go up? Or, are chutes for down only? Thanks.
Susan says:

What is the meaning of the upward arrows in some squares along the edges?
Aj simon says:

The starting square has a ladder to square 38. Does anyone know if you get to use this ladder automatically on 1st move regardless of what u spin or not
spencer says:

If I am up to a higher number, and far in the game- if I spin a lower number, do I have to move back to that number or stay where I am and it is the next person's turn? (no chutes or ladders involved)
Matt says:

If the spinner lands on the line between two numbers what is the rule.
Jada says:

Do I need exact number to land on 100? What if I spin higher number then what I need to land on 100 finishing spot? Am I going down or wait till I got exact number to win ?
Friend says:

You must last on square 100 by an exact count. Or land on 80 and take the ladder to 100. In all three Hasbro Instruction, in the three links below, this is stated in the section "Winning the Game".
Tracy says:

Do you have to spin the exact amount to win?
Maadi says:

My best friend Vanessa and I are dooing a reading project and it's based off of Chutes and Ladders. We had to pick a God from our ethnic group, which is Italian, and we picked Neptune. Our game is called Neptune's Adventure to Atlantis. The chutes are currents and the ladders are seaweed. It's really creative. DON'T STEAL THE IDEA. cause I copyrighted it. Yeah, that's right. COPYRIGHT.
alyssa says:

this game is the best game ever even my kids love it
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