I recently made a very strong statement on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn about snakes and ladders and whether it was a game..
Snakes and Ladders is not a game and we should stop using it in gamification and serious games.
Obviously, it was designed to provoke some comment, but boy was I surprised with the level of interaction I got over the three channels. The LinkedIn conversation may still be going on!
As expected, there were those who agreed and those who did not. Some were using Snakes and Ladders in training very successfully, others agreed that it was a pile of pants.