It’s the fast-paced pair matching game from Ancient Egypt where you connect tiles as fast as you can. Clear the board to extend the time you play for - no 60 second limits here. Compete against your friends on Game Center.
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So how do you play the game?
The aim is to clear all tiles from the board by matching pairs. You connect pairs using horizontal lines, vertical lines or any combination, but with a maximum of 3 lines in total.
In addition, the lines may not pass through any other tiles. Clear the board before time runs out. You get bonus points for every second remaining when you finish.
It’s up to you to keep the game going for as long as you can - there's no 60 second limit here, so keep the game alive to get the highest score you can.
tl;dr: Connect matching tiles for high score.
Is it true the name of the game is some sort of terrible pun?
What on earth gave you that idea?
Where did the game come from?
A long lost book was recently discovered, entitled Ludum Aegyptiacus. Possibly produced around the same time as Kircher’s three volume Oedipus Aegyptiacus, the book details a series of games played, and presumably enjoyed, by ancient Egyptians.
The solitaire tile game was apparently played by the ancient Egyptian god Set (or Seth), who was the god of chaos. In the game, the player must remove all the pairs of tiles from the board using the simple rules described above. Ancient Egyptians had to use reeds to plot the path, but thankfully the iPhone can take care of that on your behalf.
Matching Set is the first game to be digitally translated from this book.
Does that mean there are more games to come?
Hopefully so, yes. It all depends on how well this game does in terms of ratings and sales. hint hint