Disclaimer: Ownership was climbing a ladder and a snake ate it.

Author's Note: Okay, so for the most part the previous Game Night ficlets could more or less stand alone. This one, however, kind of needs the knowledge of what has happened previously to fully understand what is going on. New readers be warned; the order of the rest is on my profile. As for the rest, some of you might know this game as Chutes and Ladders (which logically makes more sense), but I knew it as Snakes and Ladders and so did its origin. Not that it really matters anyhow...


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Cain really hated these kinds of games, the ones completely devoid of strategy, which required no decision making whatsoever save when to quit shaking the die and roll. If the Tin Man hadn't still been trying to appease an irate princess, he never would have agreed to play. Then again, if DG wasn't so annoyed by the consistent lack of willing game players as of late, she probably wouldn't have chosen it. There really was a limit to the entertainment provided by a game that depended so entirely on luck...

...of course, Cain considered, as the Crown Princess caught her fifth Balloon in a row to go shooting up the board and his game piece immediately thereafter plummeted out yet another window, when you cast dice against someone so infinitely skilled at making objects spin, luck probably had nothing to do with it.