Sennet is a game of great antiquity and wisdom from ancient Egypt. Our present world-view makes it difficult for us to understand and experience the “spirit of weightlessness” hidden in this game.
Chaturanga: The Father of Chess; four times the fun, Chess played with dice! There are 4 players in Chaturanga, each player plays with 8 pieces – 4 with special moves, and 4 with simple uni-directional moves.
This is a game that we Indians have romanced with for thousands of years. The best amongst us, including Lord Sri Krishna himself has indulged in it, and has warned of it’s dangers, as the battle of Mahabharata was fought over it.
The ancient game of snakes and ladders is also a simulation of life. In modern times, to make it simpler and due to lack of deeper understanding and shallow thinking, its squares were made into simple numbers.
Games represent a time. Games represent a social setting. Games become a historical reference to the people, the society, their virtues, vices and beliefs.