A Son of Hounds and JackalsRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
On me children can practice counting,
while learning about life's ways.
Goodness will take you up,
but be naughty and you're going down, down, down.
HintThe first to reach 100 wins the game.
AnswerThe game of Chutes and Ladders, a favorite game since 1943. With each spin you move steadily along, climbing the ladder as a result of good deeds, or sliding down the chute due to naughtiness. Hounds and Jackals, the ancient game of Egypt, is also the earliest known example, and possibly the original form, of the 'Snakes and Ladders' game.
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