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.
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.
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.
Risks and challenges
The two games are designed and the prototypes manufactured. The manufacture of the games should not have any problems.
All the games are handmade and require different processes that require some time. A very large demand could delay the delivery time.
The high shipping cost is due to the weight of the stones, as we use natural stone for the squares (cut and polish one by one).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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