What's New

This version adds improved compatibility for macOS 10.13, fixes some minor issues and updates the game's icon.

App Description

Senet Deluxe - The Ancient Game of Life and Afterlife

Senet is an ancient Egyptian race game and the predecessor of our modern Backgammon. The oldest known form of the game is shown in a painting from the tomb of Hesy (circa 2686-2613 BCE). Many pictures of the game and artifacts have been discovered and are displayed in Museums around the world. The commonness of these finds indicates that the game was very popular in its time.

The main adversaries in Senet are the Spools and the Pyramids. These pawns follow a path from their start positions to the House of Horus in an inverted 'S'. The player moving all of his pawns off the board first wins. Fields on the Senet board are called houses. Some of these have special significance and are adorned with icons like the Ankh symbol. Instead of dice flattened sticks are used. Each stick has a bright side and a dark side. Every bright side is a point. If only dark sides are showing the player is awarded 5 points. When a 1, 4, or 5 is thrown the player gets another turn.

When moving into a field occupied by an opponent, the pieces switch places. If, however, the opponent's pawn is part of a row of two or more, it cannot be beaten. It is possible to 'jump' over an opponent if it isn't part of a row of 3 pieces or more. 3 pieces are considered a block and are an important strategic tool.

Through symbology Senet hints at the afterlife as seen from an Egyptian point of view. If one's piece is beaten on one of the last three fields or the jump over the House of Water is not successful one moves back to the house of Rebirth. In such the game alludes to reincarnation and the journey of the dead.

Senet Deluxe is a truly unique strategy game. It features great animation, a soundtrack, an intelligent adversary, enforceable backwards moves, highlighting for acceptable moves, game statistics and online help. Be prepared to spend many hours with the most popular game of the antiquity.

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iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 1.5.2
  • September 06, 2011 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $4.99
  • September 07, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • September 30, 2011 New version 1.5.5
  • October 03, 2011 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $4.99
  • October 12, 2011 New version 1.5.6
  • May 01, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • May 02, 2012 New version 1.5.7
  • May 31, 2012 New version 1.5.8
  • September 19, 2012 Price increase: $3.99 -> $9.99
  • February 16, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • February 28, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • March 02, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $7.99
  • April 28, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • April 30, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • May 25, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • May 27, 2013 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • July 24, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • July 26, 2013 New version 2.0.0
  • August 10, 2013 New version 2.0.1
  • November 15, 2013 New version 2.0.2
  • August 27, 2014 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • August 31, 2014 New version 2.0.3
  • September 02, 2014 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • October 14, 2014 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • September 17, 2015 New version 2.0.4
  • September 17, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • November 28, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 01, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • December 12, 2015 New version 2.0.5
  • January 03, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • February 19, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • February 19, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • February 19, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • February 27, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • February 29, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • November 12, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • November 14, 2016 New version 2.0.6
  • June 14, 2019 New version 2.0.8