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The Royal Game of Ur

 

The Royal Game of Ur

The oldest complete board game 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.

 
 




















 

Royal Game of Ur

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Royal Game of Ur

Ref: 00K212

Was: £38.99

£36.99

£30.83 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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A nicely made and attractively finished Royal Game of Ur made from hardwood with an integrated storage drawer for the dice and playing pieces.

The design closely follows the original and features clear printed markings and a good use of blue that enhances the aesthetic appeal. The set includes 14 nice wooden playing pieces in black and natural wood finishes and 8 wooden pyramid dice.

  • Good quality replica Royal Game of UR
  • Made from hardwood with nice wooden pyramid dice and playing pieces
  • Nicely decorated with clear printed decorations
  • Closely follows the original design dating back 5000 years
  • Simple to learn and play - instructions included
  • Language of Rules/Instructions: English
  • For ages: 10+
  • Number of players: 2
  • Average game time: 30 minutes
The game is very simple to learn and play and full instructions are included.

This a well made replica of the oldest board game ever discovered allowing you to play with a piece of history!

Approx. Dimensions:

345 x 133mm
13.6x5.2 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children under 36 months.
















 

Replica Royal Game of Ur

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Replica Royal Game of Ur

Ref: 00K275

Was: £45.99

£43.99

£36.66 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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  • High quality, stylish version of the game credited as being the oldest board game in the world
  • Made from solid wood with a eye-catching playing surface - this game stands out from the crowd
  • Includes wooden pieces, pyramid dice and rules - play with a piece of history
  • The ideal gift for any board game enthusiast
  • For all ages, it is easy to learn but engaging and fun
  • Language of Rules/Instructions: English
  • For ages: 10+
  • Number of players: 2
  • Average game time: 30 minutes

An attractive and stylish version of the Royal Game of Ur. The board is made from solid wood of the Pinewood family, but is denser and heavier than normal Pine.

This version of the the oldest board game ever found is based on the original board displayed 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.

This version of the game features a wonderfully finished board with real aesthetic beauty. The patterns, decorations and colours all compliment each other remarkably well, making the set truly distinctive and undeniably stylish. It includes solid wooden playing pieces - in light and dark wood, 4 pyramid dice and a complete set of rules.

Please note that the rules included with this game are designed to work with three pyramidal binary dice. However, we have included an extra fourth die, so the game can be played with the four dice rules.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board - 23 x 9 x 2.5cm, weight - 240g
Board - 9.1x3.5x1 inch, weight - 8oz
















 

Pyramidal binary die (spare for Replica Royal game of Ur)

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Pyramidal binary die (spare die for Replica Royal game of Ur product code 00K275 only)

Ref: 00K2W5

£7.99

£6.66 (Ex.VAT)

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These are pyramidal dice in the form of binary lots. They are replicas of the dice used for the Royal Game of Ur, the oldest complete board game ever discovered.

Each side is approximately 22mm. These are the same dice that come with our Royal Game of Ur (product code 00K275).

Other versions of the game and older versions of this product may come with different size pyramidal dice so if you are buying extras, please make sure they will match before proceeding to buy.
















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