iPhone App: The Royal Game of Ur

by Vincent on August 6, 2011

The Royal game of Ur is an ancient Babylonian game that is about as old as the Great Pyramid itself, literally. It is very similar to the ancient Egyptian game Aseb, and may have been imported to Egypt from Mesopotamia by the Hyksos.

This game dates back to at least 2,500 BC. Ancient boards and pieces were discovered in what was once the region of Mesopotamia. These were found in the Royal Tombs of Ur. There are many theories on how the game was played at that time. A game of chance and strategy that pits black versus white. You have the option to play against the computer or to play ‘head-to-head’ against friends or family. This is a Universal App.



You can play with other people online through the Game Center. It also has the ability to connect to others nearby via Bluetooth so you can play with your friends in the same room and text with them at the same time!

Here’s an image of a Ur game board:



Royal Game Of Ur – photo by Ancient Game Cupboard

Visit the Apple website to download the Royal game of Ur

Download the app by clicking on the App Store icon below:


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