Friday, December 12, 2008

The Game of Senet

This board game of Senet was not only for kids but the Pharaoh had his very on set. Since he had his own set his set was way nicer then a farmer might have. I wouldn't care if I had a nice set I would be glad to have something to do. The rules of Senet were pretty simple. You would have 4 rectangular, of the 4 sticks two of the sides would be rough and the other two smooth. The board that you would play on had 30 squares. Each of the squares stood for some advantage in the underworld like "beauty" or "power". The side of the game board was or usually a story written in hieroglyphics. Most of the "poor" peoples game board just was just made of plain, old fashion wood.