The Game of Knowledge taught about the slow upward path of the spiritual seeker

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The Game of Knowledge, teaches the players about Islam.

The players embark on journeys during which they will learn that the upward path of the spiritual seeker is a gradual one.

The goal is to reach the top central square – Heaven.

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The popular board game Snakes & Ladders is believed to have originated in India in the second century, and may have been based on the ancient game of dasapadadasa a Sanskrit word meaning ten – and was played on a board of 10×10 squares. The Jains called their version gyanbazi or gyanbaji which means Game of Knowledge.

The game was played widely in India by the name of Moksha Patamu which aimed to teach morality based on Hinduism. The board was covered with symbolism: the top featured gods, angels, and majestic beings while the remainder of the board was covered with pictures of animals, flowers, and people…

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