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The ancient Sumerian, Royal Game Of Ur (also known as 20 Squares) and the Ancient Egyptian game of Senet, both date back to around 3000BC and both were played for around 3000 years.
Ancient Egyptian game box incorporating The Royal Game Of Ur (20 squares top) and Senet (bottom).
Because I like to play both games, I decided to put the two together with two-thirds of the game being the board of the royal game of Ur and the last third incorporating the six symbol squares of Senet, square 15 and squares 26 to 30. Square 15 of Senet, the house of rebirth, I have joined to the start of the game as this is usually the square a player’s piece must restart from when it lands on the house of water, square 27. Different Senet boards use different symbols but the underlying principle of each square usually means the same thing for all Senet boards. It is the same for the safe squares on the royal game of Ur board.