Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader



I know that I previously said that I wasn’t going to do any games aside from Halloween Bingo in 2020, but that was Pre-COVID-19. Here we all are, stuck in our houses and reading like mad./p> So, why wouldn’t we play a game?

I decided to just repurpose Snakes & Ladders for this one! It’s an easy, fun game and I don’t have to do any work at all to get it ready.




Everyone starts on 1. There are two alternative ways to move forward.

1. Read a book that fits the description on the space number as listed below and you can roll two dice to move forward more quickly.

2. However, if you can’t find a book to fit the square, don’t worry about it. You can read any book, and roll one dice on  This is to ensure that if a reader cannot find a book to fill the square, no one gets bogged down and can’t move on.

All books must be at least 200 pages long. Short stories count, so long as you read enough of them from a collection to equal 200 pages. 

You do not need to hit space 100 with an exact roll. In order to win, you must complete space 100 as written.



  1. Author is a woman
  2. Genre: mystery
  3. Set in the twentieth century
  4. Published in 2019
  5. Published in 2018
  6. Title has a color word in it
  7. Author’s last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D.
  8. Author’s last name begins with the letters E, F, G, or H.
  9. Author’s last name begins with the letters H, I, J, or K
  10. Author’s last name begins with the letters L, M, N or O
  11. Author’s last name begins with the letters P, Q, R, or S
  12. Author’s last name begins with the letters T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z
  13. Author is a man
  14. Author is dead
  15. Genre: romance
  16. Genre: fantasy
  17. Genre: horror
  18. Set in a school
  19. Set in the UK
  20. Set in a country that is not your country of residence
  21. Set in Europe
  22. Set in Asia
  23. Set in Australia/Oceania
  24. Set in Africa
  25. Snake – go back to 5
  26. Part of a series that is more than 5 books long
  27. Set during WWI or WWII
  28. Written between 1900 and 1999
  29. Someone travels by plane
  30. Someone travels by train
  31. Road trip
  32. Genre: thriller
  33. Set in North America
  34. Snake – go back to 1
  35. Has been adapted as a movie
  36. Set in Central or South America
  37. Has won an award
  38. Newest release by a favorite author
  39. A reread
  40. Characters involved in the entertainment industry
  41. Characters involved in politics
  42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry
  43. Characters involved in the law
    Characters involved in medicine
  44. Characters involved in cooking/baking
    Characters involved in science/technology
  45. A book that has been on your tbr for more than one year
  46. A book that has been on your tbr for more than two years
  47.  Snake – go back to 19
  48. A book you acquired in February, 2019.
  49. Recommended by a friend
  50. Has a domestic animal on the cover
  51. Has a wild animal on the cover
  52. Has a tree or flower on the cover
  53. Has something that can be used as a weapon on the cover
  54. Is more than 400 pages long
  55. Is more than 500 pages long
  56. Was published more than 100 years ago
  57. Was published more than 50 years ago
  58. Was published more than 25 years ago
  59. Was published more than 10 years ago
  60. Was published last year
  61. Cover is more than 50% red
  62. Cover is more than 50% green
  63. Cover is more than 50% blue
  64. Cover is more than 50% yellow
  65. Snake – go back to 52
  66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long
  67.  Set in a city with a population of greater than 5 million people (link)
  68. Something related to weddings on the cover
  69. Something related to travel on the cover
  70. Something related to fall/autumn on the cover
  71. Involves the beach/ocean/lake 
  72. Involves the mountains/forests 
  73. Categorized as YA
  74. Categorized as Middle Grade
  75. Set in a fantasy world
  76. Set in a world with magic
  77. Has a “food” word in the title
  78. Set in a small town (fictional or real)
  79. Main character is a woman
  80. 80. Main character is a man
  81. Ghost story
  82. Genre: urban fantasy
  83. Genre: cozy mystery
  84. Genre: police procedural
  85. Written by an author who has published more than 10 books
  86. Author’s debut book
  87. Snake – go back to 57
  88. Comic/graphic novel
  89. Published between 2000 and 2017
  90. A new-to-you author
  91. Snake – go back to 61
  92. Reread of a childhood favorite
  93. Author’s first/last initial same as yours (real or BL handle)
  94. Non-fiction
  95. Memoir
  96. From your favorite genre
  97. Title starts with any of the letters in SNAKE
  98. Title starts with any of the letters in LADDERS
  99. Snake – go back to 69
  100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes!



See comments to the post for further explanations or to ask questions

When you start on square 1, you need to read a book before you can roll. If your book fills the square, you get to roll two dice. If your book doesn’t not fit the square, roll one dice only.

With respect to the ladder squares: You must read a book in order to climb the ladder. Once you finish the book for the ladder square, climb the ladder to the ending square. If you read a book that fits the ending square, roll two dice to move on, otherwise, roll one dice.

For audiobook substitutions, either check the print book to determine if it is more than 200 pages long, or any audiobook that is a minimum of 5 hours & 30 minutes qualifies.


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