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Someone taught me a game that they remember playing many years before. They drew the board from memory, it looks mostly like this:

 _____________
|  __________ |
| |E|   |   | |
| | | | | | | |
| | |<| |<| | |
| | | | | | | |
|S|___|___|___|

Each player began at the start (S), took turns to roll the dice and move, to see who could read the end (E) first. In some places, there were shortcuts (<) allowing players to move ahead more quickly.

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I think I saw a board like this recently. Do you know/remember any graphical details from the board? Was the game connected in any way with snake and ladders in design?What I mean is: where there snakes on the board? Ladders? –  beam022 Jan 18 at 13:33
    
I never saw the original board. I saw some Chinese people playing it, but they had quickly drawn the board by hand on some graph paper and I don't know how well they had recreated it from their memory. I think they used Chinese characters to indicate the shortcuts. –  Village Jan 18 at 13:58

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