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Senet: Game of the Pharaohs
Senet has been one of my favourite games since I came across it a few years ago. Indeed it was the favourite game of Ancient Egyptian kings and has been found in many of their tombs. The exact rules they used aren't known and there are many variations of them today. The aim is to get all of your pieces to the last space representing the journey to the afterlife. So onto the model...
About this creation


I wanted to give the model a very Egyptian aesthetic. The golden pyramids at the front are meant to look like the ones in Giza.


At the back I built an image from the Book of the Dead depicting the god Anubis weighing the heart of the dead person against the Feather of Truth. This would determine how many lies the person told and whether or not they got to the afterlife.

This overview of the board shows the pieces (cones and spools). The mushroom pieces (wich are meant to look like sand dunes) are safe spaces. You cannot be landed on when on a safe space. The blue piece inbetween is the House of Water. It will send you back to space 15.

The yellow pieces at the side are actually throwing sticks, the Ancient Egyptian dice.
The side they landed on when thrown determined how many spaces you could move.



A little thing I built to hold the pieces that got to the afterlife.

One last picture:


Thanks for looking. I hope you liked it.
Please rate and comment!



Comments

 I like it 
  December 26, 2013
Cool! Sounds like an interesting game. Plus, I learned a few things. :D
 I made it 
  December 22, 2013
Quoting Alex Sonny Amazing! I also have senet at home and love playing it, and I've never seen it made in lego! The decorative boart is just perfect, especially anubis with his scales. But is it just me or did you forget the throwing sticks as dice? Anyway, a 9.5/10 (0.5 penalty for forgetting the sticks ;)
I'm chuffed! Glad you like it! (btw the yellow bits on the side are detachable throwing sticks!) :)
 I like it 
  December 22, 2013
Amazing! I also have senet at home and love playing it, and I've never seen it made in lego! The decorative boart is just perfect, especially anubis with his scales. But is it just me or did you forget the throwing sticks as dice? Anyway, a 9.5/10 (0.5 penalty for forgetting the sticks ;)
 I like it 
  October 19, 2013
This is nice! As one of only three people to make the game SENET (and post it on this site), I think that this is fantastic! I really like the Statue of Anubis! My version of Senet is more sprawling, but I like your more compact interpretation! P.S. I would Appreciate it if you would look at, and comment on, my version of Senet!
 I made it 
  June 27, 2013
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Very cool build, the first LEGO version I've seen of this!
Much appreciated! I'm a fan of your builds too!
 I like it 
  June 27, 2013
Very cool build, the first LEGO version I've seen of this!
 I made it 
  February 15, 2013
Quoting Ryan "Ronin" Dragonslayer I've never played the game though I have heard of it; great build!
Thanks a lot! :D
 I like it 
  February 15, 2013
I've never played the game though I have heard of it; great build!
 I made it 
  February 10, 2013
Thanks guys!
 I like it 
  February 10, 2013
awesome detail!
 I like it 
  February 10, 2013
Cool!
 
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