I must confess that before I played this game I had never tried or even heard of Senet. And I really should have seeing as it's a game with its roots in Ancient Egypt and has been played by puzzle lovers and Pharaohs for over two thousand years. However, I do know about backgammon and this is very similar to that.
The aim is to get all your playing pieces off the board. In this version you roll a dice, where in the past they threw sticks, to determine how many squares you can move your piece forward. If you throw a one, four, or six, you get an extra turn and you can't land on one of your own pieces. If you land on the other player's piece, you switch places with them. However, you can't switch with them if they have two or more pieces in a row. If the other player has three or more pieces in a row, you can't pass them. Some squares are 'safe' squares and some are 'danger' squares. The first player to get all of their pieces off the board wins the game. Like always, the best way to understand is to start playing, and with the nice Egyptian graphics and fast gameplay you'll have no problems getting straight into the action.