Length: 28.000 cm
Date: New Kingdom, 1550-1069 BC
The ancient Egyptians loved playing board games. The most popular game played was called Senet. Senet was a little bit like ludo, but more complicated. Two players had 7 pieces each and would try to get all their pieces off the board first. Stick dice were thrown and the pieces moved around the board in an S-shape.
Some Senet boards were richly decorated, although the game could just as well be played on a grid scratched in the dust or on a stone. A type of Senet is still played in Egypt today.
Play Senet on-line at the British Museum's Ancient Egypt website (requires Shockwave).