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Two mythical games of ancient Egypt.
Two mythical games of ancient Egypt.
Two mythical games of ancient Egypt.
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The aim of this campaign is to re-edit two games from ancient Egypt, the Senet and the Aseb, making versions that respect the Egyptian style. The two games are handmade using wood and stone. 

Senet is an Egyptian game, and is one of the oldest games in the world. Senet was a very popular board game in ancient Egypt, people of all social classes played Senet.

Many Senet game boards have been found in various Egyptian tombs, including in the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Over time, the game acquired religious connotations and became a ritual for obtaining immortality or endless life.

With the popularity of Senet, new board games appeared. One of these was the Aseb, also known as ‘The Twenty Squares game’, Egyptian game derived from the Sumerian Royal Game of Ur and Senet.

Senet & Aseb
Senet & Aseb

Although the rules of senet were not written down, Egyptologists and historians have guessed at how it was played by the many pictures showing the game being played.

Senet is a game for two players. Two players each have 5 stones and there are 4 counting sticks which are thrown to determine the moves. The goal is to be the first to carry all your pieces off the board, while hindering your oponen. 

Meaning of the squares
Meaning of the squares

ASEB is a game for two players. Like Senet, the goal is to be the first to carry all your pieces off the board.

The two players start on each of the opposite sides of the board. They then move their pieces down the central aisle toward the final field and off the board to win the game.

All games include box and rules.
All games include box and rules.
Reward of 1€ not included.
Reward of 1€ not included.

 The rules are written in English and Spanish by a professional.

Shipping is included in the campaign. 

To see the countries available and the price of shipping please click on the reward.

The basic version games have a lighter weight than the deluxe version, therefore the shipping cost is lower. Shipments are only made to the countries on the list.

Weight less than 1kg : shipping cost between 5-9€ 

Weight over 1kg : shipping cost between 5-19€ 

Weight over 2kg : shipping cost between 16-30€

Risks and challenges

We will not have any problem in the realization of this campaign, the results are good and quality.
We wanted to preserve the first design we made with natural stone. In the first campaign we launched we couldn't get an economic shipment and it was a problem.
Now, apart from getting low shipping costs, we have designed a new model with glass stone, much lighter, in addition to being more economical production, shipping is also lower.

Each game has between 6-7 hours of work done by hand. All the hieroglyphs are hand drawn, the stones and the pieces are hand painted.

Each game is unique!

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    PRINTABLE GAMES (PDF)

    PDF document with the instructions and the boards of the two games to be printed.

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    EARLY BIRD BASIC SENET

    Maximum shipping cost 9€.

    Includes:
    • A SENET board game handmade with glass stones. (26.5 x 9cm)
    • Free extra pack with 10 miniatures valued at 15€.
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    BASIC SENET

    Maximum shipping cost 9€.

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    BASIC ASEB

    Maximum shipping cost 9€.

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    • A ASEB board game handmade with glass stones. (31.5 x 9cm)
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    EARLY BIRD DELUXE SENET

    Includes:
    • A SENET board game handmade with natural stones. (32 x 11cm)
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    DELUXE SENET

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    • A SENET board game handmade with natural stones. (32 x 11cm)
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    DELUXE ASEB

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    • A ASEB board game handmade with natural stones. (38 x 11cm)
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    Pledge €55 or more About $63

    EARLY BIRD SENET & ASEB BASICS

    Maximum shipping cost 19€.

    Includes:
    • A SENET board game handmade with glass stones. (26.5 x 9cm)
    • A ASEB board game handmade with glass stones. (31.5 x 9cm)
    • Free extra pack with 10 miniatures valued at 15€.
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    Pledge €55 or more About $63

    SENET & ASEB BASICS

    Includes:
    • A SENET board game handmade with glass stones. (26.5 x 9cm)
    • A ASEB board game handmade with glass stones. (31.5 x 9cm)
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    Pledge €65 or more About $74

    EARLY BIRD SENET & ASEB DELUXE

    Includes:
    • A SENET board game handmade with natural stones. (32 x 11cm)
    • A ASEB board game handmade with natural stones. (38 x 11cm)
    • Free extra pack with 10 miniatures valued at 15€.
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    Pledge €65 or more About $74

    SENET & ASEB DELUXE

    Includes:
    • A SENET board game handmade with natural stones. (32 x 11cm)
    • A ASEB board game handmade with natural stones. (38 x 11cm)
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