Smokes and Ladders Game

“Smokes and Ladders” helps younger students understand some of the issues surrounding the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke.

This game includes strategies to deal with situations where tobacco is involved, and students are encouraged to discuss the scenarios as they are encountered.

How to play

Students can play in groups of 2-4. The toolkit has sets of dice but no playing pieces (markers). Students can use any small object (i.e., an eraser) as a marker.

Players take turns rolling the dice and moving their markers along the board towards the finish.

Players whose markers land on a ladder read the scenario on the square and ‘climb’ up to the top; players whose markers land on a smoke (cigarette) read the corresponding scenario and move down to the bottom.

The first player to reach the ‘Finish’ square wins the game.