Games night with family or friends is one that is often looked forward to. It’s a fantasticClose Up Of Snakes And Ladders Board opportunity to spend some quality time together socialising and sharing delicious snacks. Even if you go on holiday or camping games can be an essential part of the experience. In fact, there are a few ladder games that you can play as well. Board games such as Snakes and Ladders may be the first to come to mind, but there is actually a more physical one that is built on trust available. It’s called the Human Ladder and it is great fun for all the family.

Where Can I Get It?

The Human Ladder is available in many toy and games stores across the world. It is also available from online retailers and shopping sites. However, if you struggle to find a copy for yourself, the game is incredibly easy to make at home. All you need to play the game are some firm and strong, poles to act as ladder rungs and enough people for equal length sides.

How to Play

The game is incredibly fun and the rules for the game are incredibly simple. Here is a quick rundown of how the game is played below:

  • Everyone gets into pairs
  • Each pair stands opposite from each other with a rung between them
  • The rungs should be held firmly by each pair with the first and last low, and the others no higher than waist level
  • Those that are holding the rungs guide team mates up and down the ladder they have created without letting them fall
  • As the climber moves, so does the ladder, adjusting itself accordingly via those holding the rungs
  • The climbers and holders can be rotated at any time

Benefits of the Game

The game of Human Ladder can have a range of benefits to those playing. For one, it is a form of physical exercise that can not only help the players to stay fit but also increase muscle strength in the arms from holding the ladder rungs firmly. It is also a fantastic form of socialisation that gets every member communicating with each other, and hopefully enjoying that company as well. Finally, it builds strong bonds of trust and team work among those that are taking part. It’s a great game to take with you either to build family bonds, or even for your employees and colleagues at work to improve communication skills.

Who Can Play the Human Ladder?

One of the great things about this game is that anyone can play it. There are no age restrictions applied, so children and adults alike can benefit from this fantastic game. It does not require a lot of skill, but it does come with great benefits. It can even be adapted to suit those with limited physical ability without compromising the core concept and goals of the game. Unique and diverse, it’s a great one to add to the collection and completely worth it.