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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 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.

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

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, 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 challenging game that combines luck and strategy, 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). Also many Egyptian Queens have a similar photos playing Senet such as Nefertiti the the great royal wife of Akhenaten,and the Queen Hatshepsut the wife of Thutmose II.

Recommended for everyone interested in Egyptology and Archeology

For More Info:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EgyptianSenet

What's New

Version 1.0.8

+ Added Difficulty levels
+ Added Transition Photos
+ Added Settings Menu
+ Added Option to turn off animation of the scarab
+ Added Graphics Effects.
+ Added New SFX
+ Optimized Tapping

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

62 Ratings

62 Ratings

It's almost on point

SnakeGirl202

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.

Great game!

Xty3

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.

Almost there

cakefordinner

The only faults I find are the slow gameplay (the scarab indicator needs to move to the next player immediately) and the annoying pop up screen after you bear off 5 tokens and then when you win (just show a random screen at the end showing "win/lose")...and having to roll when you have no moves - 10 times in one instance. You should just skip your turn.

Fix those and this is a 5* game in my opinion. Doesn't need any more bells and whistles. I'm not bored at all...except for the aforementioned.

Edit: I reduced my rating from 4* to 2* The rolls ought to be random (see a to me they were, once), however the AI consistently gets 4, 5 and 1, in multiple, consecutive rolls. So irritating I shut down the game quite often. Fix this!

Information

Seller
Mohammed Ezzat
Size
58.7 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Copyright
© Ezzat Studios, LLC
Price
$1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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