We are fascinated with ancient Egypt. The pyramids, the treasure, the history, and the culture. There are many unanswered questions that still perplex the scientists and engineers of today's world about this incredible ancient civilization. You have a chance to relive the life of Egyptian royalty, and play Senet, the favorite game of the pharaohs. There were ancient Senet games found in King Tutankhamon's tomb. It's very likely that King Tut played Senet during his short life. It is essentially a race game where each player tries to move their pieces the quickest over the boards journey by thowing sticks that act as dice. Our game comes with a traditional die as well as the sticks. Chance and strategy both play a role and the game served as a metaphor for the "passage" through the underwolrd in ancient Egypt. That is why the game was often interred in royal buriel sites. Over the centuries, the Senet game evolved into Backgammon - another game of chance and strategy. This unique game will add beauty to your home and is an excellent conversation piece.
Pullout Drawer for Storage
10 Player Pieces (5 green towers and 5 natural wood cones), 4 wooden "dice" sticks, & a contemporary die
Board Measures 16.5 inches x 5.25 inches