Senet is a digital adaptation of an ancient Egyptian board game for two players. It features genuine 3D reproductions of game boards exhibited in museums, and offers a family-friendly turn-based strategy experience.
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Nov 4, 2022
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"In the shadowed halls of the Pharaoh's tomb, the oblong board of the game of Senet lay before me like a sinister portal to the underworld. The intricate symbols etched upon the board seemed to writhe and twist in the flickering torchlight, whispering secrets of a long-forgotten era, intoned by the dancing flames. As I lifted the game pieces and moved them across the board, a sense of dread crept over me, as if the very gods of ancient Egypt were solemnly watching and judging my every move with an inquisitive eye. And yet, I could not resist the lugubrious call of the game, and the unbearable attraction of its ancient mysteries drawing me deeper into the darkness with each passing turn, for daring to profane this sacred tomb."

  • Step back in time and experience the excitement of one of the oldest board games in history with our 3D digital version of Senet! Meaning “The Game of Passing”, and associated with spiritual and religious practices, Senet was played by the Pharaohs themselves.
  • With our game, you can enjoy the thrill of the ancient Egyptian game right from your own home. Our playable boards are authentic reproductions of the genuine boards found in old tombs and exhibited in museums around the world, so you can immerse yourself in the rich history of this classic game.
  • Challenge yourself or a friend to a game of turn-based strategy and luck as you navigate through the game's distinctive layout of 30 squares. With each roll of the dice, you'll feel the anticipation rise as you try to outmaneuver your opponent and reach the end of the board.
  • Our 3D digital version of Senet is designed for players of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. The rules are not complicated, and therefore easy to learn, as the game itself has no reading required. Truly a game that is family friendly, Senet can be played with children as young as seven and still has the challenge to keep it interesting for adults too. Whether you're looking to learn the game or to test your skills against the AI or other players, our Senet game is the perfect way to experience the thrill of this ancient game.
  • In the Book of the Dead, Senet is used to play our destiny in the afterlife to access the kingdom of Osiris. Are you going to try yours? Download our 3D digital version of Senet today and start your journey back in time!

  • The game of Senet as you have never seen it before. Ancient Egypt was a land of advanced art and architecture. We committed ourselves to create the most beautiful and thrilling Senet video game ever made in 3D. You will be able to unlock and play several reproductions of genuine Senet boards currently in museums.
  • Choose between a single player mode where the opponent is played by the AI, and a local multiplayer mode to challenge your friends or family members. You will be able to play custom games, for example to play shorter games using 5 pieces instead of 7, and a small campaign unlocking new boards.
  • You can either play using your mouse or a gamepad, and even using the Steam Deck touchscreen.
  • Senet has two view modes. You can either play using a classic static top-view or a dynamic view following your cursor shaped like an ankh.
  • The rules of this strategy based game are not complicated, and therefore easy to learn. This game has no reading required. Truly a game that is family friendly, Senet can be played with children as young as seven and still has the challenge to keep it interesting for adults too.
  • Set your own challenge, Senet has 3 Difficulty Modes: Easy provides a more forgiving AI. Normal provides the most balanced and enjoyable experience, allowing players to face reasonable challenges without becoming too frustrated or bored. Hard hides the UI and provides a more immersive and genuine experience, forcing players to rely on their instincts and memory.

  • This version of Senet is using the well-known Kendall's rules, which allow you to make combinations of moves.
  • The board consists of thirty squares (called houses) arranged in three rows of ten. You have seven pawns, which can be reduced to five in a custom game.

  • Your aim is to ascend all of your pawns from the board before your opponent and access Sekhet-Aaru, the kingdom of Osiris, known as the Field of Reeds.
  • Before starting the game, players place their set of cone-shaped and spool-shaped pawns on the board alternately. In a standard game, the cone-shaped pawns belong to the player one (P1) and are placed in the even-numbered houses, while the spool-shaped pawns belong to the player two (P2) and are placed in the odd-numbered houses. In this particular version of Senet, you will have the freedom to choose.
  • To move a pawn, four throwsticks or two knucklebones act as dice. If you roll a 1, 4, or 5, you get an extra throw. Each throw allows you to move a pawn by that value, so a turn can consist of several moves in any order. Starting from version 1.10, you have the option to skip that rule and move a pawn after each throw directly.

  • Only one pawn can stand in a house. You can only move a pawn to a vacant house if the opponent pawn on that house is undefended. If a pawn occupies a house in front of or behind another same kind of pawn, then both pawns are defended.
  • Moving a pawn targeting an opponent undefended pawn will result of both pawns switching places, unless the targeted House is beyond the House of Beauty, then the opponent pawn is sent back to the House of Water.
  • Watch out for blockade and houses that send you tumbling back down the board!

  • The House of Beauty, the 26th House, is a mandatory square. Each pawn has to stop there every time, and you can't jump over that House.
  • The House of Water, the 27th House, acts like a pitfall. You will mostly want to avoid moving a pawn here, but sometimes you won't have a choice. If your pawn is on 27, your other pawns can't move, and those pawns are no longer defended. You can pass your turn and wait for a dice result of 4 to exit that pawn from the board from 27 (select that pawn, cancel the move, and then select the pawn again to pass your turn). You can choose to move that pawn to The House of Repeating Life or any free House before it, if currently occupied by a Pawn. Doing so ends your turn, regardless of the Dice values.
  • The House of Three Judges, the House of Two Judges, and the House of Horus, the 28th, 29th, and 30th Houses, have the same rule. From those Houses, you have to roll the right Dice Value to Exit the Board, so 3, 2, or 1.

  • Senet was created as a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb on November 4, 1922. His tomb contained no fewer than four Senet boards. The boy king's treasures spurred renewed interest in Ancient Egypt, and after a century, it is still one of the most famous discoveries in modern archaeology.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: 7 (SP1+)
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10 64-bit
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: Vulkan capable GPU
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: Vulkan capable GPU
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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