Gaming boards of 3 x 10 squares have been found extensively in ancient Egyptian archaeological sites. The game was known to the ancient Egyptians as the Game of Thirty Squares or Senet (sometimes spelt Senat) and seems to have been extremely popular.
The rules of Senet have been deduced over time by games experts to a reasonable degree and the game is enjoyable for children and adults.
A nice Senet game in a pastel blue colour that closely resembles a board on display in the Brooklyn museum that has been dated to around 1390-1353 B.C.
The wooden box-design board comes complete with authentic looking resin playing pieces and wooden binary dice. The rustic finish and decoration, while not to everyone’s taste, certainly adds a touch of authenticity to the game and gives it a vintage feel.
The wooden board also features a drawer to store away the pieces and wooden dice when not in use.
This game is hand made by a small artisan craftshop in Spain. Each game is very slightly different – the pieces are not always uniform and the wood has a colour-washed finish that is designed to give it a vintage look. This is not to everyone’s taste so please do scrutinise the pictures before ordering.
Product Ref.: 0042K6
Replica Senet game in pastel blue box
Integrated storage drawer for pieces
Vintage finish enhances the authenticity
Manufactured in Spain but small artisan craftshop
Resin playing pieces and wooden binary dice