One of the most ancient games discovered is that of the ancient
Egyptian game of Senet, the oldest reference to which can be
found on a wall painting in the tomb of the Third Dynasty
Pharaoh Hesy (BCE. 2650 BC).
a game that was placed throughout ancient Egyptian society from
Pharaohs and kings to commoners and is now thousands of years
old and still played.
After you've watched
this how to play Senet video, why not check out and play our free online flash
version of the game below or check out some of our other traditional African
games such as Mancala or Ayo. Some of these games come complete with video
guides to teach you how to play them.
This video gives
instructions on how to play Senet complete, obviously, with the rules of this
most ancient of games, although it should be stated that the rules are assumed
as, if they were ever written down, they have been lost in the mist of time.