-Online Matchmaking
-Play Online & Offline.
-3D Boards & Pawns.
-Two ruleset (Irving Finkel and Damian Walker) + fun variants.
-Unlock free, paid and bonus game boards to customize your experience.
-Free cloudsave to play from anywhere.
-Languages : English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Spanish.

The past is full of fascinating games that haves been mostly forgotten.
ROYAL GAME OF UR, the first app of the ANCIENT GAMES collection, is one of them.
Our version is a meticulously crafted mix between what a player wants from an historical game and what he/she expects of a modern application.

Rediscover a game so old its name has been lost to the millennia.

The privacy policy has been updated in accordance to the latest data protection laws.

What’s New

Version 1.5.65

-FIXED : The Anonymous Session button wasn't working.
-FIXED : Glows (chest, dev message) looked weird.
-FIXED : An instance of the Store could be accessed in Anonymous Mode (and was causing errors everywhere).
-FIXED : Some input textfields were broken.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

KRei$ ,

Amazing Game!

I’m usually not one to post reviews, but for this wonderful game I’m happy to make an exception! As someone with a background in Classical Antiquity, it’s marvelous to see a game developer bring to life ancient board games in such a fun, vibrant, and thoughtful way! The Royal Game of Ur is as addictive and entertaining as I’m sure it was 3-4 millennia ago, and the sheer number of custom designed boards, dice, and pawns is quite impressive. The aesthetics, music, and sound effects of the game are extremely well done and the thought, creativity, and attention to detail that went into it are noticeable and very much appreciated!

The game is completely playable for free, but if you want to pay a couple dollars to disable ads and unlock some really neat boards/dice/pawns it’s well worth it. I was honestly happy to invest a few bucks, since it means the developer will be able to continue improving the game and work on the stable of other ancient board games he’s bringing to iOS/Android.

On top of that, when I was having trouble accessing my game account and had inadvertently locked myself out, the developer responded promptly to my email. He was friendly, polite, and helpful, and quickly resolved my login issue. He even threw in a bunch of in game crates for free, which was nice of him to do! I greatly enjoyed talking with him and I look forward to trying my hand at Senet and XII Scripta!

Keep up the good work! Bonne chance, mon ami!

Developer Response ,

This is an amazing review! Thank you :) Senet is already available and XII Scripta is just around the corner. If you want to know what to expect, I have posted a short video on Ancient Games Facebook page!
Have fun!

UPSY42q ,

Best version available

I am really impressed with this app. There are a couple of other versions out there, but this one gets it just right. The AI is programmed at just the right level so you don't feel like it's cheating as it progresses. It also has beautiful design, great music, and a real “historical” feel to it. I can imagine I'm in an ancient Sumerian bazaar playing this for money. I can tell this is a labor of love from the developer (who responds quickly to any questions, requests, bugs you may encounter). The way it's set up it meant for great online and local play, so I hope lots of people take this up. I downloaded it hoping just to play with my family at the kitchen table, but the online play is really fun and I hope its userbase grows. The shop's open and ready for customers (figuratively speaking). Spread the word about this!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this glowing review!
It is a passion project so I give it all I can :)
Physical boards are indeed overpriced at the moment, so it was really important to try an make this a good alternative. Glad to read you agree :)

Real Suede Fan ,

Enjoyable in every way

I love this game! The graphics are clean and smooth. The pace is just right. The options are a nice touch. The difficulty level options are perfectly set. This game is worth paying for up front, even though you can download and play for free. The game’s creator deserves credit for all the hard work that has gone into making this a truly enjoyable and simple game! Perfect to play for relaxation after work.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot! I am glad you're enjoying my work. I can't take all the credit though (it is after all an adaptation of an ancient sumerian game), but it is great to read people appreciate my take on it. Paid games are less likely to be downloaded by curious players than free games, so I decided to make it free and hope the players would support the future of this collection of apps by visiting the in-game store :)


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181.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Gems x 5 $0.99
  2. Gems x 30 $2.99
  3. Gems x 75 $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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