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Egyptian Senet

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New Important Note: To make the gameplay easier and more fun, you can press spacebar to throw the casting sticks instead of mouse click.


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====== Awards ======
◆ 1st Winner Of Egypt e-Content Award 2013.
◆ Silver Winner in 2013 W3 Awards.
◆ 3rd Winner Of Gaming Egypt Contest 2012 organized by iTi.
◆ Nominated for the World Summit Award 2013 in e-Entertainment & Games from Egypt.
◆ Nominated for Top 20 Mobile Apps in Mobily KSA Developers Award 2014.

Egyptian Senet (Ancient Egypt Game).
The Mysterious Afterlife Journey And The Favorite Pastime Of The Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The Artifact Of The World's Oldest Board Game Found In King Tut's Tomb, Beside The Golden Coffin & Sarcophagus.

After performing opening of the mouth ceremony on your mummy by Anubis, you start your afterlife journey protected by Eye of Horus(Wadjet) to pass through the underworld realm of Osiris, challenging an invisible adversary inside an Egyptian hidden tomb in The Valley of the Queens located near the better known Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile river across from Thebes (Luxor).

Senet is a board game from predynastic and ancient Egypt, it is the earliest known record of a backgammon , checkers, draughts, ludo and chess like games.

The oldest hieroglyph representing a Senet game dates to around 3500 BC.The full name of the game in Egyptian was meaning "The game of passing".

Games have been around for thousands of years, but none are older than the ancient game of Senet, invented by the Egyptians roughly 3500 or 5000 years ago. It is believed that this two-player board game originated as a popular form of recreation with both royalty and peasantry. But by the mid-13th century BC, Senet had evolved into a more religious ritual. Some depictions from this time period forward show the game being played not by two people, but rather as a deceased player competing against an invisible adversary, interpreted by some to symbolize the deceased players own soul.

The board has become a metaphor for the afterlife with pawns moving across the board just as a soul moves through layers of the netherworld after death. Reaching the final space and leaving the board is the goal of the game, just as reaching Horus and leaving the netherworld was the goal for the Egyptians after their death for attaining rebirth with the gods Isis & Osiris, Sekhmet & Bastet holding the Egyptian Ankh or the papyrus scepter.

The game board consists of 30 squares or slots, arranged in 3 horizontal rows of 10. Pawns move from left to right through row 1, then drop down and move from right to left through row 2. Dropping down again, pawns move from left to right along row 3 and finally, off the board. The game uses the rules developed by Timothy Kendall in his 1978 work, Passing Through the Netherworld :The Meaning and Play of Senet, an Ancient Egyptian Funerary Game.

The game includes five special squares, governed by their own rules, each containing a hieroglyphic. Square 15 is the House of Rebirth; square 26 is the House of Beauty; square 27 is the House of Water: square 28 is the House of the Three Truths; square 29 is the House of Two Truths; and square 30, the last, is the House of Horus, the Egyptian falcon-god and lord of the sky.

Egyptian Senet is a pharaonic challenging game that combines luck,strategy,and magic features authentic photos of ancient Egyptian temples,plus artistically crafted graphics and animation of an ancient stone game board and pieces,set in an echoing,tomb-like chamber.Ritualistic music plus sound effects of stone pieces moving recreate the atmosphere of predynastic Egypt.The App's Icon shows the Egyptian Queen Nefertari playing Senet in her tomb,she was the great wife of the pharaoh Ramesses II(Ramses)Rio. Also many Egyptian Queens have a similar photos playing Senet such as Cleopatra,Nefertiti the great royal wife of Akhenaten,and the Queen Hatshepsut the wife of Thutmose II.

Supported Languages in year 2016 - 2017 - 2018 : (English, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese-Brazil)
Suitable for everyone Adults and Kids.
Perfect relaxing and time killer (timekiller) game with good prices for all countries.
Highly Recommended for anyone interested in Egyptology, Archeology, Sphinx, Mythology, Archaic, Arcane, Agony, Edu, Monopoly, Atypical, Indiana Jones, Nancy Drew, Compulsive,Tic Tac Toe, Very Positive, Overwhelmingly Positive,Outstanding, Uncommon and Unusual Games.

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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 80 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X v10.7
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Funny Game for in between, but only once you've read the Guide. Much Like Wari or the Ladder and snake Game That there was as a Board game. Two Players try to get their Figures first to the Exit. Lucky about 80%, Tactics 20%. You play from top left to right, then 2nd Row from right to left, then again like 1st Row. Some Fields of Action such as water (back to Half) and others, where you first have to dice certain Numbers in order to get further. The Dice in the Game are Sticks. If you throw certain Numbers, you may be allowed twice, sometimes twice, if the Field is occupied in front of you by two Figures or more. All right? Graphics are ok, although I didn't fully understand why there is an Intermediate graphic after the 5th played cone and what it should represent. From then on, you have two Soundtracks (why are the Egyptians Supposed to have heard gothic Hall chants of Christian Means?) running at the same time, doubling down. Playing Time about 15 Minutes. Apparently, you can also get into an Online Rating List. For 2.99€ ok.
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"Egyptian Senet" is the Implementation of an ancient Board game. First Evidence dates back to at least 3000 BC. A Set Of games, for example, was found in the Tomb of Tutankhamun. The Basic Principle is quite simple and most likely not to be described as a Combination of Backgammon and Human-annoyer-you-you-. There are 2 Players, each Player has seven equal Characters, the so-called Peasants. The Playing field has 30 Fields, arranged in three Rows of ten Fields each. The 15th and the last 4 Fields are special. Where there have been many Variants through the Centuries and regionally, but here is only the most famous Spice is realized with four halved Chopsticks. It is important to bring all The figures from the Beginning, the so-called Birth, to the End Of the Playing Field. If an enemy Farmer stands on the Field on which one dice, the Opponent comes to the Field on which one was standing; So the Seats are swapped. If a Farmer has a Neighbor, that is, his own Character next to him, he is safe from this Beating. The Game is quite tactical, but you also need a rattled Level of Luck. The Latter is largely because Senet was seen not only as a Game and a pastime, but also as a mythological Representation, as an Analogy to the Life Cycle. This digital Implementation of the archaic Game is very simple in itself, not elaborate, rudimentary with weak Graphics and boring Sound. But: It works. You can play against the AI in three Levels of DIFFICULTY or only on the same PC as a couple. Unfortunately, an online feature is missing. The Implementation in itself would therefore not be worth taking into account. It is Worth noting and fascinating that you get the Chance to play such an original Board game Here. A Testimony from the Early Stages of Civilization, from a World we marvel at and yet will never fully comprehend. Rating: 7/10 Atmosphere-/10 Story 4/10 Graphic 4/10 Sound 7/10 Game Mechanics 6/10 Balancing 8/10 Game Pass Conclusion: This is How you zoomed 5000 Years ago. 7/10 Overall Rating
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