The girls had such a wonderful time playing Senet at our Egyptian feast. They were excited to learn about the Royal Game of Ur. We searched for a printable version of the game, but couldn't find one. That was a big disappointment. So they decided to make their own.
You can see a picture of the game found in the Royal Tombs of Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley here http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/me/t/the_royal_game_of_ur.aspx
I think their game is a very good representation of the original.
We found directions to play the game here http://www.gamecabinet.com/history/Ur.html
The project was a lot of fun to make and play. Here is the supplies we used, but you could substitute whatever you have on hand.
- Black Card stock (scrapbooking paper)
- Light Brown Card stock (scrapbooking paper)
- Cream Card Stock (scrapbooking paper)
- Square Punch from Creative Memories
- Cocoa Stamp Pad
- Acrylic Stamps from Close to My Hear
- Circle Cutter from Creative Memories
- 3D Foam Mounting Circles (to make the pawns 3D)
- Black Stamp Pad
- White Colored Pencil (used to make the dots on the black pawns)
- Pencil with Eraser (used the eraser to make the dots on the pawns)
- Paper Cutter
- Air Drying Clay for the Pyramidal Dice
If anyone would like more detailed directions let me know, I would be happy to help you out.