In the previous post here on Ancient Egyptian Games we looked at the ancient Egyptian game of Senet for the iPhone.
This time I am going to help you build you very own senet game board, a replica of the senet game that was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
Simply print out this template and building your own senet board with this free downloadable template:
Here is a poster of the original Tutankhamun’s senet board:
Some people have made their own boards:
Photo by Ancient Game Cupboard, all rights reserved.
There are even some big out door Senet boards:
Photo by Raymond Yee, all rights reserved.
If you can’t be bothered making one but would still like to play on a physical senet game board then you can purchase one from the Talking Pyramids Games Store:
A scene from Old Kingdom tomb of Pepi-ankh at Meir (2300 BC) shows two people playing senet. Above each player is written their comments to each other. Player one says:
for I shall cause you to see it taken away.”
Player two responds:
for passing is mine.”