The Royal Game Of Ur


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The Royal Game of Ur is a two player strategy game that originated thousands of years ago back in ancient Mesopotamia. It’s classed as a two player strategy race board game. It’s also known as ‘The Game of Twenty squares’

  • Made in Spain
  • Superb quality
  • Supplied in lovely gift box
  • Excellent standard of finish

The game was very popular in the Levant and Middle East but died out, possibly due to a preference for Backgammon spread by the Roman Empire. In the 1920s it was rediscovered during an excavation at the Royal Cemetery of Ur, hence it’s current name. Other versions of the game have been discovered in buried ruins in the Middle East.

This version has been lovingly crafted in Spain by a company called Pico Pau. They are a long established producer of exquisite and high quality traditional games. They have crafted this set in solid wood with a finely detailed graphic silk printed onto the surface. The quality of finish is akin to a high end European made luxury game product.

The Ur game pieces are also crafted from solid wood and finished off to a very high standard. The set comes nicely presented in high quality gifted packaging that will last well as a permanent storage solution for game.

Due to the Spanish origins of this lovely product the rules provided in the box are all in Spanish. The Chess Store has taken the time to have a full English version of the rules written up which will be included in your set. You can be assured that this version of the Royal Game of Ur is one of the highest quality you’ll find for under a hundred pounds, it’s beautifully presented, well made and will make the ideal gift.

The sets are stocked in our UK based warehouses and are available for immediate shipping to the UK and super fast delivery to Europe and the rest of the world.

Weight: 0.26 kg
Board Size: 9″ (23 cm)
Board Thickness: 1.2″ (3 cm)
Square Size: 0.9″ (2.3 cm)
Stone Diameter: 0.6″ (1.5 cm)
Stone Thickness: 0.1″ (0.25 cm)

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