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Play the ancient game of the Pharaohs.
Board games were a favourite pastime in Egypt, and Senet was the most popular of these. It was played by two people, either on elaborate carved and inlayed boards like the one found in Tutankhamen’s tomb, or simply scratched into the earth. The oldest known representation of Senet is in a painting from the tomb of Hesy, from 2686 BC.

How to play Senet

Throw the sticks to see how many squares to move your piece forward.

If you throw a one, four, or six, you get an extra turn.

You can't land on one of your own pieces.

If you land on the other player's piece, you switch places with them. However, you can't switch with them if they have two or more pieces in a row.

If the other player has three or more pieces in a row, you can't pass them.

Some squares are ‘safe' squares and some are ‘danger' squares. You will learn what they are as you play.

The first player to get all of their pieces off the board wins the game.


1 Senet board in wood with a storage drawer for the pieces

1 die

4 sticks

5 white pawns

5 black pawns

Kendall's Rules of the game

Size: 16" x 5" x 2"

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 06 December, 2013.
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