Senet is believed to be one of the world's oldest board games and pictures of ancient Egyptians have been found playing it such as the one discovered in the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the queen of Ramesses II. Whilst the game has survived to the modern day, and has been recreated here in a flash format, the actual rules are unknown as, if they ever were written down, they have been lost in time.
Despite this, rules have emerged which reflect what those rules probably were. Essentially Senet is a board game where each player has five pieces on a ten by three piece board and the aim of the game is to remove all of your pieces off the board.
After you play this Senet game why not check out and play our other Africa games or watch the video about how to play Senet below.