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The Mysterious Afterlife Journey And 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.

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The Mysterious Afterlife Journey And 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.

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.


Supported Languages: (English, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese-Brazil)

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Publisher:
Ezzat Studios
Developer:
Ezzat Studios
Genres:
Mac
Source:
Ezzat Studios
Released:
Friday, August 21, 2015
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Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements

PC:

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 80 MB available space

Mac:

  • OS: Mac OS X v10.7
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
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Travel back in time and play the board game of the Pheros!

Egyptian Senet is puzzle game based on an old Board game from ancient Egypt , and according to archaeologists this was the most popular at the time, the graphics are 2D illustrated in ancient Egyptian art style with a lot of attention of details, the game board is made of 30 squares arranged in 3 rows and there are 2 sets of pieces that go on them which are pawns and they have 2 different shapes and colors , the way the game is played was guessed and they're still not entirely sure if this game is presenting the correct way to play it,however some historians have a set of predicted rules for it and they're listed in the main menu and you need to read them carefully before you start playing, the music of this game feels a bit out of place at times but some tunes do set the mood for a historic experience.

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