Markov Processes, Matrix Algebra, and Snakes and Ladders

Here is more about the Snakes and Ladders game, whose origins trace to ancient India, where it was a metaphor for progression through life and the operation of karma. It can be modeled by a Markov chain, where the probability of a subsequent event depends upon the current state of the system, with probabilities expressed as a stochastic (or transition) matrix.