The game takes the premise of the classic Chutes and Ladders game and alters elements to fit the educational aims of Sesame Street. When a player's piece lands on a slide, the square illustrates that the step backward is a consequence to some event. So, if the top of the slide depicts Telly Monster sitting on Baby Bear's beach ball, the illustration at the bottom of the slide shows that the beach ball sprang a leak. Likewise, advancement up a ladder is justified with some good deed such as sharing or helping others. So, if the bottom of the ladder depicts Super Grover rescuing Elmo's doll in a , the illustration at the top of the ladder shows that Elmo thanked Grover from retrieving his doll.