Don't Miss The Opportunity To Play The World's Oldest Board Game
Start your mysterious afterlife journey to pass through the underworld realm of Osiris
The Favorite Game Of The Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The Artifact Of The World's Oldest Board Game Found In King Tut's Tomb, Beside The Golden Coffin & Sarcophagus.
====== 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.
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 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 of timothy kendall in his game, 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 3 Truths; square 29 is the House of 2 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.
Recommended for everyone interested in Egyptology, Archeology, and Mummification.
Supported Languages: (English Arabic French Spanish German Italian Dutch Russian Japanese Korean Chinese Portuguese-Brazil).
+ Added Support For Latest iOS, and Enhanced Devices Compatibility.
Ratings and Reviews
It's almost on point
This game is awesome! I love Egypt and their mythology, this game does have it's weak points the worst aspect of the game is that 1)you don't get rewards or anything that may change up the game a little to make sure you don't get bored with it 2) not all the rules are the right ones from the Egyptian game "Senet", you usually don't have to wait long to take your turn and when you toss the sticks and you can't move any piece that number you have to move back that many squares and if you are in the in between world then you can bump people back to the house of birds and things like that. The problem is all you do is knock them into the house of water. Other than that this game is awesome! I played pharaoh mode (you can pick a mode) and I won! This game is almost on point.
We recently learned of the existence of Senet thru another app. Researched and then found this app. First, I love this game...has to rank as one of my favorite board games now. And this app is perfect. Good visuals, good options (for turning off the music and the hints if you wish.). I do feel like the AI “cheats” a little bit as he always seems to get the toss he needs right when he needs it, particularly in the final stretch of the game... but you can’t have everything. :-). Great job on the app... thank you. Well worth the cost. I could do without the scary sounding voice greeting upon start up. The only thing I would change is to tilt the view so you looking a little more from the top down, I occasionally hit the wrong piece by accident when they are behind another.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your awesome review. We're glad that you liked it :)
This is a wonderful, fun, challenging strategic game. I would recommend it to anyone and plan on purchasing the actual game board. The only reason why I didn't give it five stars is because there are still some aspects of the game I don't understand. Don't get me wrong, there are instructions and it's easy to pick up and I've become quite good at gameplay but there are some moves that I don't quite comprehend like why some throws only allow certain pawns to move and not others, in a way it doesn't get in the way of gameplay because the computer makes the call but I would like to know more of how the rules work and the meaning behind some of the images on the board. The game is stable with no glitches.
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- Mohamed Ezzat
- 63 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Ezzat Studios, LLC
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