Paramapadam is been played since the Tamil epic period. It teaches the lesson that Life is full of Ups and Downs and only by consistent effort one can attain glory. According to the current generation, It’s designed in such a way that all the Good attitudes push the man to the top whereas the bad attitudes bring him down.
Kids playing this game understand the difference between Good and Bad deeds. The ladders represent virtues and the snakes represent vices.