The Royal Game of UR

Found in the Royal Tombs of UR in Iraq in 1920’s by sir Lomard Woffey The royal game of UR can also be called Twenty Squares. It has been dated back to 2600 BC and is the oldest Complete Board game. Regarded as a racing game that is a precursor to Baggamon the rules are not completely known but form archeological evidence we can conger a form of gameplay.

The goal is that one must get all of their pieces onto, around and off the board before the opponent. One has the potential to be knocked off and have to start there piece all over again.

Each games consists of 7 “black” pieces, 7 “white” pieces, and 4 throwing sticks or triangular dice and is played by 2 players.

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