The Royal Game of Ur


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  • The Royal Game of Ur is one of the most popular games of the ancient world. An original of this can be seen in the British Museum in Room 56.

    This version is an interpretation of the original from Ur, southern Iraq, about 2600-2400 BC. The game is very simple, much like Backgammon. The board has twenty squares. Five squares each have flower rosettes, 'eyes', and circled dots. The remaining five squares have various designs of five dots. Two players compete to race their pieces from one end of the board to another. Pieces are allowed on to the board at the beginning only with specific throws of the dice.

    The board is handmade in Spain by Pico Pao - a Spanish studio that specialises in hand-crafted, traditional wooden games. Full playing instructions are provided.

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  • Product code: cmcn447760
    World culture: Mesopotamia
    Details: Hand-crafted in Spain by Pico Pao Games
    Size: Approx. 30cm x 18cm
    Weight: 0.75kg
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