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|Title||O/S||File Size||License||Publisher||Brief Description|
|20-Squares||WIN||Shareware||Steve Neeley||20-Squares is often found on the reverse side of the ancient Senet boards and both games used the same pieces, although they are really quite different games. There is strong evidence that 20-Squares is not originally of Egyptian origin but instead 'invaded' Egypt from Assyria. It is most likely related to the 'Royal game of Ur' and may in fact be the same game (there are similarities in the board and board markings). In any case, 20- Squares became a distinctively Egyptian game and extremely popular in ancient Egypt from the period of around 3000 B.C to 400 A.D.|
|Giza||MAC||Demo||Squeegee Software||Giza is a fully texture-mapped 3D adventure game with first-person perspective. As a scientist on a research project in the Middle East, you've discovered that the great pyramids of Egypt will soon be destroyed. The secrets that can save them lie within the pyramids themselves. You must collect the vital information before it's too late. But be careful: you could get yourself killed. Giza is full of secrets, gold, and dangers.|
|Hounds & Jackals||WIN||Shareware||Steve Neeley||'Hounds & Jackals' is a distinctively Egyptian game that appears to have spread from Egypt into surrounding areas controlled or influenced by the ancient Egyptian empire. It is also the earliest known example, and possible the original form, of the 'Snakes and Ladders' game, and thus has particular appeal since these types of game are even today among the most popular games of chance.|
|Kalaha||MAC||Free||Joachim Kulla||Kalaha is based on a board game dating back 7,000 years to ancient Egypt. Two players can compete against one another or one person can play against the computer. The object is to move colored balls around the board from well to well. Careful strategy can allow you to vanquish your opponent by planning several moves ahead of time.|
|Kinga||MAC||Shareware||Jason Sidwell||Kinga is a gambling game with an Egyptian theme. The goal of the game is to win enough money to buy the raw materials needed to build a pyramid. The pyramid construction process includes three stages: a beginning stage, the Pyramid Gamble stage, and the Sphinx stage. Each of these stages has 6 different levels, and each will cost you 1,500 credits to complete. Credits won can be transferred from one stage to another; the game will end if you run out of credits. If you make it through all the stages and build the structure, the ancient secrets of the pyramids will be revealed to you. For variety, pyramid positions and other aspects of the game are chosen at random each time you play a new game.|
|Mehen||WIN||Shareware||Steve Neeley||Mehen , the Game of the Snake -- that was also played in the Old Kingdom period and Pre-Dynastic period, perhaps as early as 3000 B.C. or even earlier. We know that the game gained religious significance because it is mentioned in the Coffin and Pyramid Texts. Some 14 or so of these coiled, spiral, boards have been found, but no one really knows how it was played.|
|WIN||Commerical Game||Impression Games||Impressions Games, the creators of Caesar III, plunge you further back in time to the mysterious land of ancient Egypt. Pharaoh is a strategic city-building game set in the Egypt of roughly 2900 to 700 B.C. Grow Egyptian villages into thriving metropolises and watch the economy and inhabitants of this exotic land come to life. Interact with your citizens. Observe their culture and habits. Raise their hopes or raze their homes. Manage your city poorly and watch it burn, be pillaged, or collapse in economic ruin. Manage it well, and ultimately the greatest Egyptian structures will be built in your honor. Your rule will span generations, until your dynasty, your royal bloodline produces a Pharaoh!|
|Pharaoh's Ascent||WIN||Demo||Ambertec||Being a Pharaoh has its ups and downs, but one of the downs is the occurrence of death at a seemingly young age. The hows and whens of the incident are insignificant now, since you're dead, but what's clear is that indeed, the easy life is now a thing of the past. You alone must find your way out of a tomb laden with traps and dead ends to confound any bandits that might enter your final resting place, ascend to the kingdom of Osiris, and attain eternal peace. This demo version includes seven rooms to explore.|
|Pyramid||MAC||Shareware||MagiCastle||Pyramad is simple to play yet endlessly challenging. The object of the game is to build a complete pyramid from randomly drawn blocks. You must match the hieroglyphics along each side of the blocks in order to place them together. Continue playing by stacking them up on the next level of the pyramid. If you can reach the top, you win.|
|Senet||WIN||Shareware||Steve Neeley||Senet was ancient Egypt's national game for 3000 years.|
|The Curse of Ra||WIN||Shareware||Used Star||The Curse of Ra is a next generation version of the classic mah-jongg game, featuring arcade-like graphics and satisfying sounds. It introduces new elements such as bombs, magnets, and walls and uses the one-layer, two-angles arcade rules. Work your way through 50 cleverly designed levels (16 in the unregistered version) with increasing difficulty. Play in single or multiplayer modes. Also included in the registered version is a level editor so that you can create your own levels and challenge your friends.|
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