This board and the four surviving gaming pieces were used to play the game the Egyptians called 'Twenty Squares', which is thought to have been introduced from western Asia. The blue faience board is marked out with squares in black and there is a black border round the edges. One surface has a line of seven squares about 23 mm in length, two of which are painted black. Based on a complete board having a line of twelve squares the board would originally have been about 270 mm in length. The other side of the board is also marked out with squares, some of which contain hieroglyphs. The hollow board is mended from five pieces with three more pieces in storage. The board was found with only four blue faience gaming pieces: two are spool-shaped and the other two are conical-shaped.
Garstang found another similar faience gaming board in Abydos tomb 1043 A'09 that is now in the Walters art Gallery (Baltimore, USA) accession no. 48.408 and available to view online [accessed 21 February 2014] http://art.thewalters.org/detail/1369/senet-board/