The Royal Game of Ur

The oldest game board ever discovered was found inside the Royal tombs at the ancient Sumerian city of Ur in Mesopotamia. Ur of the Chaldees is mentioned in the Bible and the tombs were built more than 5000 years ago. The name of the game isn't known and so it has become known as 'The Royal Game of Ur'.

No-one knows how the game was played but many games historians have used various pieces of evidence to conjecture rules, most notably Irving Finkel, the inimitable British Museum games specialist who broke new ground by deciphering a cuneiform tablet with rules for the game from a later era. A set of proposed rules is included within the game. But if more ideas are needed, we at Masters Traditional Games take such matters very seriously and have published 3 variations of the simple race game in the rules section of our website.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Royal Game of Ur

  • The Royal game of Ur is an ancient game and not everything about the game is known
  • This version is based upon the board from the Royal city of Ur on display at the British Museum
  • Handcrafted from hardwood and comes with special replica game disks and pyramidal lots
  • The board features a convenient pull-out drawer for storage of the pieces
  • A great game with plenty of history that is fun for children and adults alike

The game pattern on this version of the game is based upon the board from the Royal city of Ur which is on display at the British Museum. It is handcrafted from hardwood and comes with special replica game disks and pyramidal lots (ancient dice).

The board is made from wood and comes with a small wooden pullout drawer for convenient storage of the 14 playing pieces and 8 pyramid shaped dice.

Contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.


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Replica Royal Game of Ur

  • An eye catching stylish version of the game credited as being the oldest board game in the world
  • Made from solid Beech wood with a eye catching playing surface this game stands out from the crowd
  • Includes Beech wood pieces pyramid dice and rules so you can learn to play this piece of history
  • Would serve as a fantastic gift to any board game enthusiast
  • For all ages it is easy to learn and sure to entertain

An attractive and stylish version of the Royal Game of Ur. The board is made of solid Beech wood.

This version of the the oldest board game ever found is a replica of the original board on display at the British Museum. This famous version of the game was found inside the Royal tombs at the ancient Mesopotamiam city of Ur, now Iraq.

It includes solid Beech wood pieces, 3 pyramid dice and a set of rules.


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