Senet (-3500)

Average Rating: 5.91/10
Board Game Rank: 4506
Abstract Game Rank: 475
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Year Published
-3500
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
6 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Senet
Alternate Names
30 Squares
30 Stufen
Die 30 Stufen
The Ancient Game of Senet
Faraón
JAM!
King Tut's Game
Passing Through The Netherworld
Sechet-Senet
Senat
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Senet is an ancient Egyptian board game similar to backgammon. Each player has 5 pawns which travel around a 3 by 10 board in an S shaped path. Movement is dictated by the throw of 4 sticks (black on one side and white on the other) which can produce a 1,2,3,4, or 6, (5 is not possible) depending on how they land.. As in backgammon, the objective is to bear all of one's pawns off first. A couple of interesting differences is that there are safe and trap spaces on the board. Also, players may block each others' progress as in Parchisi. Senet sets are usually constructed from various woods and are often quite beautiful. Senet is one of the oldest of man's games but unfortunately it fell out of use for a few thousand years and no ancient rules set has been discovered. Undoubtably another tragic loss resulting from the Library of Alexandria burning to the ground. As a result modern man has made several educated guesses as to the rules. The most popular versions are in the files section.

It may be a relative of Aseb and The Royal Game of Ur.

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Sechet-Senet
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Spelmarknad Swedish edition 2013
Publisher: (Self-Published)
Artist: Johan Andreasson
Year: 2013
Size: 7.09 x 5.12 x 0.39 inches
Swedish
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Senet
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Luduscience edition
Publisher: LuduScience
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Year: 2012
Size: 5.59 x 11.22 x 0.31 inches
Portuguese
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PICO PAO edition 2012
Publisher: PICO PAO / Juegos de la Antigüedad
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Year: 2012
Product Code: 1954T
Size: 12.20 x 5.12 x 0.79 inches
2.20 pounds
English, French, Spanish
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Dutch edition
Publisher: Senet Belgium
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Year: 2006
Size: 5.51 x 16.54 x 1.97 inches
Dutch
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Belgium edition
Publisher: Senet Belgium
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Year: 2006
Size: 16.54 x 5.51 x 1.97 inches
Dutch, English, French, Germanmore»
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Files
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4 Rules in Dutch
Rules in Dutch
Dutch
2009-10-28
5 Historia y reglas en Español
Reglamento del British Museum y variante del egiptólogo Edgar B. Push
Spanish
2008-01-25
17 Senet
Senet, by Damian Walker. Traditional Board Game Series, Leaflet #4 (second edition).
2006-10-11
3 Ancient Egyptian Games - Bibliography.pdf
Bibliography for the Senet document et al.
2002-09-16
17 Senet.pdf
Senet, history and rules, in PDF
2002-09-16
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4506
Abstract Game Rank: 475
Num Ratings: 406
Average Rating: 5.91
Standard Deviation: 1.52
Num Views: 79872
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.5
Fans: 20
Personal Comments: 210
Users Owning: 801
Users Wanting: 12
Users Trading: 39 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 4
Price History: View
Total Plays: 751
Plays This Month: 3
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The Spiel #125 - Wag the Dog
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2011-04-17
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