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Senet-modern is evolved from an ancient Egyptian board game with modern strategic elements. Attacking and fast dice rolling race game.
Senet-modern is evolved from an ancient Egyptian board game with modern strategic elements. Attacking and fast dice rolling race game.
49 backers pledged ¥144,000 to help bring this project to life.

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"Senet" is an ancient Egyptian board game and is said to be the oldest board game in the world. There are no surviving rules although historians have made educated guesses. There have been proposed rules to play the game but the rules resulted in a rather boring board game by modern standards. Game craftsman Mitsuo Yamamoto has created Senet-modern with rules that provide a speedy, offensive and strategic game for the modern board game player.

  • Piece(s) are moved according to a dice roll like backgammon. 
  • Players can attack an opponent piece to take it from the board. 
  • The game is over when three pieces reach the goal. 
  • Piece's dot(s) are used to calculate the score and the player who obtains the highest score wins the game.
hand painted color board edition
hand painted color board edition

Customize board with your Commission

We have modernized the board design while maintaining references to the original elements. Utilizing our ceramic printing technology, you can customize your game board in any way you wish.

 

Game summary

Senet-modern is a dice rolling race game to move game pieces on a path comprised of 30 tiles. Players move their own 5 pieces according to the dice roll. Pieces are printed with numbered dots 1 to 5. Piece numbers count as the score. The winner is the player who obtains the higher score when the game is over.

Number of Players: 2

Board: 10x3 track board with 30 squares. No.1 square (sun) is starting side and right down tile No.30 is goal side. All pieces move in the direction of the reversed S letter.

Pieces: Each Player has 5 pieces and they are printed with different number dots 1 to 5.

Starting position: Two groups of pieces are placed alternately from No.1 starting square (sun) like as 5,5,4,4,3,3,2,2,1,1.

Starting position
Starting position

Rules

【Dice rolling】

Decide which player will place their piece on starting square (sun). Players continue to alternate turns, with each turn consisting of the rolling of two dice, followed by the movement of that player’s playing pieces. The values on the rolled dice indicate how many spaces a playing piece moves. Exception: If the player has only 1 remaining playing piece left on the board, then they can choose to roll two dice or one die.

【Movement options】

Playing pieces may be moved according to any of the following rules.

  • Two playing pieces are moved, each using the value of a different die.
  • A single playing piece is moved according to the combined value of the two dice.
  • Players can't move a piece to the square where own piece occupied, but they can move it where opponent piece occupied. 
  • That occupied opponent piece must go back to starting square (sun).
  • When it goes back if a piece(regardless own and opponent) is on the starting square, the piece on the starting square must be taken off the board. That piece is out of play for the remainder of the game.

【How to go up goal : bearing off】

Bearing off goal is beyond the No.30 square. Playing pieces must be able to land exactly on one space beyond the No.30 square to bear off. If there are more spaces to move, the playing piece must move backwards on the board, starting from the number 30 square, the number of spaces left.

【Winning】

When 3 pieces(regardless own and opponent) reach the goal, the game is over. The total of the finished piece's dot(s)  is the score. The winner is the player who obtains the  highest score. When scores are tied, the player who has more finished pieces wins the game. Passing on your turn is not allowed. The player who doesn't have legal move at his turn loses the game.

【Special effect squares】

Six symbol tiles except for starting square(sun) are special effect squares. If the piece stops on there, it must do below options.

  • If a piece stops on the No.15 square(bird), it must move to the No.27 square(egg).
  • If a piece stops on the No.26 square(sunset), it must move to the No.1 square(sun).
  • If a piece stops on the No.27 square(egg), it must move to the No.15 square(bird).
  • No.28,29,30 are safety squares to go up the goal. Other piece(s) out of three squares can't move to these squares occupied with pieces. But piece(s) on these squares must move at their next turn.
  • These piece(s) on the special effect squares can move to any squares regardless the space is occupied with own or opponent piece.

 

 

●Supporter's aid Senet-modern laminated paper board edition with creator's signature. 1,000 JPYen (Approx:$9USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

  • Board:laminated paper, 4 inches × 8 inches
  • Pieces:ceramic tiles, 0.6 inch square、0.2 inch thick
  • Two dice and a rule note
  • packaged with plastic bag

You can get additionally this reward simply to increase your pledge money 500JPYen(Approx:$5USD).

Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. Backers will not receive tracking information. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door.

 

●Senet-modern tile board standard edition 3,300 JPYen (Approx:$30USD) free shipping anywhere in the world.

  • Board:ceramic tile, 4 inches × 8 inches and 0.2 inch thick
  • Pieces:ceramic tiles, 0.6 inch square、0.4 inch thick
  • Two dice and a rule note
  • packaged with solid card box

Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. Backers will not receive tracking information. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door. You can upgrade shipment safe and fast international E-packet to add simply 550 JPYen (Approx:$5USD)

board and pieces
board and pieces

 

Starting position
Starting position

 

Playing
Playing

Customize add-on

Fortunately we could reach at the basic goal in a day. I have suggested an idea from one backer about add-on option to obtain more pledge for stretch goal. So I thought and decided to create new customize commission add-on. Backer can request to print original message on the surface instead of Senet-modern letters and creator's signature on the back face to increase pledge money simply 600JPYen. Backers can get original message board by this add-on.

 

 

Stretch goal option

Our next goal is to fund over 330,000 JPYen (Approx:$3,000USD) . If we meet that goal, standard edition will be changed to hand painted color board.

Stretch goal hand painted color board edition
Stretch goal hand painted color board edition

 

Customize board with your Commission

You can make your original design board by our ceramic printing technology in this project. You draw your original board design, then we make a original board by your design. Sepia mono color and 4C full color printings are both possible.

Step 1: You can draw diagram by free hand drawing or computer designing in full color image. Board size is 4 x 8 inches. You can download designing template diagram here. I

http://www.logygames.com/sample/Senet-rey.jpg

Step 2: You may choice Sepia mono color or 4C full color edition. Both editions are possible by your diagram.

Step 3: You can choice two piece's colors from five ones.

Step4: You send your requests and diagram by e-mail.

●Senet-modern tile board commission sepia mono color edition 3,800 JPYen (Approx:$35USD)  +1,100JPYen (Approx:$10USD) shipping fee anywhere in the world.

  • Board:ceramic tile, 4 inches × 8 inches and 0.2 inch thick
  • Pieces:ceramic tiles, 0.6 inch square、0.4 inch thick
  • Two dice and a rule note
  • packaged with solid card box

Commission game is shipped by Japan Post’s “international E-packet” which is registered as air small packet. It usually takes for two weeks from Japan to your door and you may receive tracking information from Japan Post.This shipping includes insurance.

     

 

●Senet-modern tile board commission full color edition 8,800 JPYen (Approx:$80USD) +1,100JPYen (Approx:$10USD) shipping fee anywhere in the world.

  • Board:ceramic tile, 4 inches × 8 inches and 0.2 inch thick
  • Pieces:ceramic tiles, 0.6 inch square、0.4 inch thick
  • Two dice and a rule note
  • packaged with solid card box

Commission game is shipped by Japan Post’s “international E-packet” which is registered as air small packet. It usually takes for two weeks from Japan to your door and you may receive tracking information from Japan Post.This shipping includes insurance.

 

 

Risks and challenges

All games are craft articles made by hand. High demand could possibly delay our reward delivery schedule.
We are sure it is very valuable and unique game despite somewhat expensive international shipping from Japan. You could not get Senet-modern from any other place in the world. Commission is your chance to get a one-of-a-kind your original edition. Made with care and superb craftsmanship, you will not be disappointed with this beautiful game.

Standard edition game is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail to keep shipping fee cheaper from Japan. It usually takes a month or two from Japan to your door. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. If you want fast and safety delivery, please increase your shipping class to international e-packet to plus additional fee.

Commission game is shipped by Japan Post’s “international e-packet” which is registered as air small packet. It usually takes for two weeks from Japan to your door and you may receive tracking information from Japan Post.This shipping includes insurance.

VAT & Tariff
We provide our games by international shipping from Japan, your country may impose VAT and import tariff on the products according to its own policy. Since we are not up to date with the information about VAT/tariff policy of each country, it is recommended that each backer check with their country's policies beforehand. (Usually it is not imposed when the total price is below a certain threshold.) The typical procedure is that the backer pays these fees to the delivery company personnel when receiving the product.

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    Commission sepia color board

    Senet-modern tile board commission sepia mono color edition 3,800 JPYen (Approx:$35USD) +1,100JPYen (Approx:$10USD) shipping fee anywhere in the world.

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    Commission full color board

    Senet-modern tile board commission full color edition 8,800 JPYen (Approx:$80USD) +1,100JPYen (Approx:$10USD) shipping fee anywhere in the world.

    Commission game is shipped by Japan Post’s “international E-packet” which is registered as air small packet. It usually takes for two weeks from Japan to your door and you may receive tracking information from Japan Post.This shipping includes insurance.

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