How Senet Works

By: Laurie L. Dove

Author's Note: How Senet Works

Just a few weeks ago, I'd never heard of Senet. Somehow, I think this made it even more fascinating to uncover its history and follow its progression from child's play to predictor of eternal life. Plus, I was pleasantly surprised to discover it's actually a fun game to tackle. Not as straightforward as it seems, Senet involves a surprising amount of strategy. Up next? Crafting my very own Senet game out of cardstock. No word yet on whether I'll be sailing or swimming through the netherworld.

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