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Senet Deluxe

Senet Deluxe

game of the pharaohs

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All Versions of Senet Deluxe


November 29, 2021

This version includes several minor updates, improved animation and some fixes for iOS 15.


July 22, 2018

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon. This version adds improved compatibility for iOS 11.x, fixes some minor issues and updates the game's icon.


November 8, 2016

This version improves support for iOS 10 and includes several graphic improvements.


December 4, 2015

We updated this version for iOS 9 and fixed some minor layout issues.


June 6, 2015

This version adds improved support for iOS 8 and updates some graphics.


September 13, 2013

• Application support links were supplemented and updated • Several graphic improvements were made


September 12, 2013

• New support links were added in the About Window. • International language support has been improved.


July 10, 2013

- updated graphics - improved game play - added support for 7 pieces per player - new difficulty setting - support for Retina® - support for 4-Inch screens (iPhone 5) - added Danish, Greek, Norwegian and Russian localizations


April 4, 2012

- several graphic fixes - added support for iOS 5.1


February 1, 2012

- several small fixes - updated string resources

Price History of Senet Deluxe

Description of Senet Deluxe

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. For more screenshots and several videos of the application in action, please visit the website indicated below.
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Senet Deluxe: FAQ

Is Senet Deluxe iPad-compatible?

Yes, Senet Deluxe works on iPad devices.
The Senet Deluxe app was launched by Arthur Roolfs.
The minimum iOS version for the Senet Deluxe app is 12.0.
The average rating for the Senet Deluxe app is 2.7.
The Primary Genre Of The Senet Deluxe App Is Games.
2.2.2 is the newly released Senet Deluxe version.
The latest Senet Deluxe update was rolled out on July 16, 2024.
The Senet Deluxe app launched on February 6, 2023.
The Senet Deluxe app contains no objectionable material and is suitable for children aged Arthur Roolfs.
You can use the Senet Deluxe app in Danish, Dutch, English and 12 more.
No, Senet Deluxe is not on Apple Arcade.
No, Senet Deluxe does not integrate in-app purchases for users.
No, Senet Deluxe does not support compatibility with Apple Vision Pro.

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Reviews of Senet Deluxe

  • Fun

    Really fun to think about what the consciousness was in ancient Egypt by playing this game. The thematics of it also really added a lot.

    I am giving this 5 stars, even though there seems to be a bug with the stats page. After winning, the stats showed 100% loss, along with other issues on the stats page.

    Functionally, worked great
  • Generally very good, but a few negatives

    I played the earlier version of this in PalmOS many years ago, and then the earlier version of it for iOS, and now the newest update.

    What I like about it most is that this the ONLY version of electronic Senet that doesn’t automatically alternate players after each throw, but gives additional throws on 1, 4, 5 as is correct. Nice!

    What I *don’t* like is that for some inexplicable reason, pieces move on the second row of squares from left to right (!), instead of from right to left preserving the S-shaped path of piece movement as is traditional. Why??? What is the logic in that? (That’s why the one reviewer thought his piece moved ahead ten spaces, because pieces on the second row now start at the left side).

    And smaller issues—
    —> pieces should be safe from attack on the last three squares
    —> pieces should be safe from attack on the square 25 (nefer).
    —> pieces which fall into the water square should emerge in square 15, the one marked with an ankh.
    —> the constant “jiggle” of the throw sticks is visually REALLY annoying.

    It’s still a good game, but it used to be much better; I hope that one day it can be as good as it once was, especially with the correct movement path.
  • V2.2.2 Broke the game

    Pieces are skipping all over the board. I rolled 2 and the piece I selected moved 10spaces??? On another roll I selected to move and my piece chose to move backwards when a valid forward move was available. This update broke more than it fixed. Completely unplayable now 👎