Senet could possibly be one of the oldest board games in existence. Egyptians loved their board games. This much is apparent because a lot of imagery in tombs has been found showing tons of people gathered around the board enjoying it. There is however, no way to prove this because the original instructions of the game have been lost to history. Artifacts and boards have been uncovered and through this and imagery found on tombs walls at excavation sites, there have been several recreation attempts at the game. Not every rule book is the same however. I took the liberty of doing that research for you and finding the best way to present it myself.
First you will also need four popsicle sticks. Color have of the side with a marker of some sort. These are kind of like the "dice" for the game. If all sides are blank its a one. Each colored side that it faced up is an addition point, with a max of 5 points that you can use for one pawn. You cannot divide them up between multiple pawns. The game is divided into to separate teams, it can also be 1v1. Each side or player starts out with 7 pawns that are set alternating on the board, which can be represented by anything from coins, to extravagant figurines.
The goal is to get all of your pawns off the board. The 15th square is an anhk for the House of Rebirth. This is a safe square. Any piece on here can't be passed. In order to pass a piece you switch with it and then continue to move forward. The 26th square is the House of Happiness and every pawn must stop here. It is also a safe square. The 27th square is the House of Water and is for when a pawn doesn't have the exact roll it needs to get off the board, you have to have a roll to land on the "31st" square. If you don't you get bounced back.The 28th square is the House of Three Truths, and a pawn can only leave if they role a three only. The 29th square is the House of Re-Atoum, and a pawn can only leave if a two is thrown. The 28th and 29th squares are both safe zones.