Royal Game of Ur, 4 player


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… product …
This game is based on one of the oldest games on earth, the Royal game of Ur. The original game is meant for playing with two persons, but this game can be played with 2 to 4 persons.
It is made as a beautifully sanded birchwood box, to hold all the playing parts. The top-side of the box is the playing field.

… history …
Originally the game was thought merely to be a lovely decorated box when it was discovered around 1920 during excavations in the royal cemetery at the Sumerian city of Ur, currently Iraq. It was estimated to be some 4600 years old. In the following years boxes with similar decorations were discovered elsewhere in the Middle East. Archaeologists realised that the decoration was actually a playingfield of a game. Many of these finds found their way into museums all over the world. Later a Babylonian clay tablet was found containing possible rules for the game, but it is expected that during the ages, a large variety of rules were developed.

… aim of the game …
Get all you 7 pieces safely across the dangerous playing field. Your luck depends partly on rather unusual tetrahedron dice but also on your cunning and insight.

… players age …
5 years up to (at least) 100 years. Due to all the possible variation, the game can depend more on luck or more on strategy so it stays interesting for all ages.

this game is not suitable for children under 3 years.

… playing time…
10 to 25 minutes, depending on the number of players and the variety of rules.

… components …
1 box with the playing field
4 times 7 playing pieces, one set for each player
4 times 4 tetrahedron dice, one set for each player
1 tetrahedron die for use with specific rules
Rulebook, and playing suggestions

… dimensions …
App. 32 x 24 x 4 cm or 12,6 x 9,45 x 1,57 inch


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Worldwide: 10 to 15 working days

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