How to play Egyptian SenetHOW TO PLAY SENET: (5 STEPS) Senet boards contain 30 squares laid out in rows of 10. Each player has 5 pieces. Players throw sticks or sheep's knucklebones to determine how many spaces to move. Wealthy Egyptians used a piece of carved ivory or other precious material shaped to look like a sheep's knucklebone. One side of each throwing stick is painted black. The number of black sides you roll determines the number of spaces you can move. Players move their pieces down ten squares, turn the corner, complete the thirty squares and remove the piece from the board. Players keep moving their pieces in this manner until all pieces have been removed from the board.