Senet game

Length: 28.000 cm

EA 66669

The ancient Egyptian game of Senet is a bit like ludo, but more complicated. Two players with 7 pieces each try to get them all off the board. Stick dice are thrown and the pieces moved around the board in an S-shape. The last few squares have special patterns on and all of these have to be landed on exactly. If a player lands on the fourth to last 'water' square they have to go back to the beginning.

You can play Senet on-line at The British Museum's Ancient Egypt website (requires Shockwave).

What kind of game? Senet is a race game. Luck with the dice is needed, but also a little skill.