Senet - oldest game in the world


#1

When @geek2nurse shared her design for an Egyptian game awhile back, I was reminded that my husband and I used to play this game called Senet all the time. I felt inspired to make our own game board and well… we’ve played it almost every evening since I finished it.

My husband liked the coloring on the bottom of the box so much he almost didn’t want me to use it there. I compromised by saying we could just park it on its side when we are not playing so as to enjoy the bottom of the game board.

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Here is the free svg file:
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  • Printed on :proofgrade: basswood ply.
  • colored with uni-posca pens
  • Check your settings first to make sure all is set to engrave and not cut where needed.
  • I’ve left all the artwork in that is available on openclipart. The rest you’ll have to find, beg or steal yourself.
  • You’ll need 5 of each of the round game pieces (just copy and paste). I printed them on thick cherry ply and added an other layer of the same so they stand up tall. You need 4 sticks, one side black and one side white. (sticks in photo are inaccurate, I redid since and painted them instead.
  • Yes, @evansd2, I just had to use the papyrus font here… :wink:

How to play the game - there are more than one set of rules around on the internet, so you can choose simple or more complex.


#2

Beautiful job! (I’m trying to figure out what I can put on the bottom panel to get my hubs to play a game with me…nope. Coming up blank except for images I’d prefer not to stare at.) :wink:


#3

Your artwork is amazing! Very nice job.

(BTW, don’t feel bad @Jules, I can’t get the hubsters to play games either).


#4

Mine might go in for some kind of video game where he gets to shoot things, but he really prefers to do it IRL. (And I think guns are too loud, hate all the blood, don’t agree with killing things for sport, and don’t care for the taste of wild game, so I usually just let him do his thing.)

He wasn’t a hunter when I married him…maybe I drove him to it. :thinking:


#5

Am so thinking of the punch line…
“was it wild?”
“…apparently not, but the farmer who owned it sure was!”
Perhaps a better choice of what to hunt?


#6

Mine likes to win… :wink:
and I let him sometimes…


#7

But if he likes them isn’t that what marriage is all about? Making your partner happy? :wink:


#8

Up to a point. :laughing:


#9

Excellent combo of color and form. Thanks for the files. Gonna resist the urge to weigh in on husbands and games and visuals and shooting and wild game.


#10

Very nice work! Thank you so much for sharing your files.


#11

Oooh, another game AND something I can color! This is going on my list. Thanks so much for sharing! :slight_smile:


#12

Due to some extra meds I was on I kept waking up at 2:30am most of February. Many of those nights I just got up and colored a portion of those Senet panels. I’m now looking for another something to color. Although I no longer am wide awake at 2:30am - something to be said for that. :+1:


#13

This one kept me busy for WEEKS. :slight_smile:


#14

Awesome - yes that would have kept you busy! Wonderful job!