Experience the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs and the creamy middles of the (non-linear) path from childhood to adulthood with Emotional Snakes and Ladders from The School of Life.
The School of Life has taken Snakes and Ladders and turned it into a game about emotional life: the ladders represent all those moments when you learn how to be more of a grown-up, the snakes the times when you end up acting, against your better nature, like a tantrum-prone toddler. Depending on where you land, you pick up cards that outline, with humour and wisdom, the ingredients of emotional maturity and ask you to share insights from your own life.
As we play, we're entertained, amusingly educated and subtly invited to continue to try to grow up with a goal that, as the game kindly implies, none of us ever quite master completely.
The Emotional Snakes + Ladders board game aims to offer us a rare opportunity to listen and speak to one another at truly fulfilling length and depth.
The School of Life is a global organisation with a mission to help people lead more fulfilled lives, built on the belief that the journey to finding fulfilment begins with self-knowledge. It is only when we have a sense of who we really are that we can make reliable decisions, particularly around love and work. Sadly, tools and techniques for developing self-knowledge and fulfilment are hard to find – they’re not taught in schools, in universities, or in workplaces. Too many of us go through life without ever really understanding what’s going on in the recesses of our minds. That’s why the School of Life was created, as a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socialising, finding calm and enjoying culture through content, community and conversation.