Senet is one of the oldest games known to archeology, and it was popular in Egypt for over 1000 years. Played passionately by the ruling class, Senet is shown on the walls of tombs and buried with the mummies of wealthy Egyptians. The pieces start on the board, and move around the path by the toss of stick dice or unique pyramid dice. As is typical, if a piece is landed upon it’s sent back as far as possible on the track. But when the pieces get down to the final five spaces on the board, the hieroglyphs will affect how they can move and change up the end of the game significantly. Aside from a few minor details, game historians are pretty confident about the rules we use today being close to how Senet was played 50 centuries ago.