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Senet (Znt)
Ruleset: Vertical Senet

Game

See the game Senet for more details.

Period(s)

Ancient

Region(s)

Northern Africa

Summary

Played with a vertically-oriented board and different markings.

Rules

Played on a 3x10 grid, with the long side oriented vertically and with markings in the following squares: 27: neferu hieroglyph 28: neferu hieroglyph 30: neferu hieroglyph. Arcs appear over the top squares in each row.

Reference

Future reconstruction.

Other Rulesets

Reconstructed rulesets
Simple Senet Played on a board with no markings.
Simple Marked Senet Played on a board with basic markings.
Middle Kingdom Senet Played on a board common in Middle Kingdom Egypt.
Early New Kingdom Senet Played on a board common in earlier New Kingdom Egypt.
Late New Kingdom Senet Played on a board common in later New Kingdom Egypt.
Double Senet Played on two boards placed next to each other.
Cypriot Senet Played on simple boards with seeds or stones in prehistoric Cyprus.

Suggested rulesets
Bell Suggested Rules from R. C. Bell.

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Sources

Jacquet-Gordon, H. 2003. The Graffiti on the Khonsu Temple Roof at Karnak: A Manifestation of Personal Piety. Oriental Institute Publications 123. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Piccione, P. 1990. The Historical Development of the Game of Senet and its significance for Egyptian Religion. Unpublished Phd Thesis, University of Chicago.

Pusch, E. 1979. Das Senet-Brettspiel im Alten Ägypten. Munich: Deutsche Kunstverlag.

Identifiers

DLP.GameVariation.6

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