Misoprostol ‘Snakes and Ladders’ game

Shanice Richardson, a University of Liverpool medical student, has produced a Misoprostol ‘Snakes and Ladders’ game. She was working with Prof Weeks on a project on the history of global misoprostol use, and found the drugs developments over the last 25 years to be a series of progressions and setbacks. She illustrated this by producing a game of ‘Snakes an d Ladders’, a classic board game for 2 or more people that originated in India and is played by children worldwide. The game can be freely downloaded here in pdf format and is a resource suitable for students of all ages.


You will need a dice and each player needs a token unique to them (e.g. a coin, bottle top or counter). The pdf should ideally be printed out in colour on a piece of A3 paper or card (A4 will also work). Each player selects at token and places it on the starting square (number 1). The players take it in turn to roll a single die to move the token by the number of squares indicated by the die roll. If, on completion of a move, a player’s token lands on the lower-numbered end of a “ladder”, the player must move the token up to the ladder’s higher-numbered square. If the player lands on the higher-numbered square of a “snake”, the token must move down to the snake’s lower-numbered square. If a player rolls a 6, the player, after moving, immediately takes another turn. The player who is first to land on or pass the last square on the board is the winner.

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