I grew up playing chutes and ladders, but when our old game fell apart for my kids I wanted to get a new one with a not so cheesy look to it. So happy to have found this game. Same concept as the original with a couple fun twists on going up or down. The color palette is so much more soothing to the eye and the characters and illustrations are whimsical. Definitely happy we own this game now. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants this classic game, but in a beautiful, high quality reiteration.