The game is a simple race contest based on sheer luck, and is popular with young children.
A number of "ladders" and "snakes" are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares. The object of the game is to navigate one's game piece, according to die rolls, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by ladders and snakes respectively.
If the dice show the number 6, then the player throw the dice again.