Players 2
Length 10-15 minutes
Equipment Required one standard piecepack
Designer Traditional / CraigBlumer
Version unknown
Version Date2005-00 (unknown month, guessed year)
License unknown , re-licensed CC BY-SA 4.0


Senat is the Egyptian forerunner of Backgammon family of face-games. The earliest record of Senat is a wall painting on the tomb of Hesy of the Third Dynasty, about 2686 to 2613 B.C. At this early date it seems that the players had seven play pieces each and used for casting sticks to control their movement. The game was seen both as a form of entertainment and forecasting the future.

OBJECT: To be the first player to move your play pieces around and off the board.