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Offline nikarro

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GAME TIME
« on: May 12, 2010, 11:52:59 PM »
So okay, was this game a real game???

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Re: GAME TIME
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 12:11:59 PM »
The game that Jacob and MiB were playing?? Yeah, I believe it was called Senet...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senet

I know wiki isn't 100% accurate, but it's a place to start.

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Re: GAME TIME
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 02:57:47 AM »
Wow, thank you

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 11:05:14 AM »
Yeah.  The game had spiritual meaning to the Egyptians.  It's a metaphor for taking a journey through the underworld with the ultimate goal of eternal life with the sun god Ra.

Check this out:

http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/Archives/Piccione/index.html

Especially this passage:

"Square 27 depicted the "Waters of Chaos" over which the netherworld bark floated as it rose into heaven at dawn. Sinners, denied a place in the bark, were drowned in these waters; thus, as the words of one gaming text aptly showed, square 27 was the ultimate senet pitfall: "I seize his gamepieces so that he might drown together with his gamepieces. I throw him into the water." "