Hounds and Jackals is an ancient Egyptian board game of the Pharaohs. It is one of the oldest board games in the world having been found in tombs dated at 3000 and 4000 years old. Only a few examples of the game have ever been found but historians have been able to determine the rules to a good extent.
This product is a plastic replica, in a container that doubles as a display item in the form of a Sphinx. Remove the top half of the Sphinx to expose a colourful game board. Lift the game board out to uncover its first hidden chamber. You will find a secret scroll with hieroglyphic writing, translated into an instruction booklet with easy to follow directions and diagrams which makes this an entertaining and easy to play board game. The scroll is used to seal and protect the secret inner chambers. You will learn the secret of how to interpret the dice. Enter the chamber at the bottom of the sphinx to discover the playing pieces.
The game is a simple race game - controlled by the roll of the dice, you must move to the top of the board to the cobra's eye. Learn to avoid penalties and seek rewards. The idea is to win a race to capture one of your opponent's pieces, capture them all and win the game.
Hounds and Jackals - Ancient Egyptian Game