Game play now matches popular online British Museum video demonstrations.

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.

• Two variations to choose from for game play.
• Play against the computer.
• Play 'head-to-head' against friends or family.
• Play online opponents as well as compare your scores with other players using Game Center.

What’s New

Version 2.5

Erroneous bonus roll bug fix.

Ratings and Reviews

Captain Turner ,

It’s all wrong lol

I’ve done a good amount of research, spending a few days making sure i knew the rules and this isn’t it. First of all it’s a one way race to the end of the board, not around the board and back. Secondly, all roses are a second toss, whereas this seems to be random. Lastly there are four dice that give you a 50/50 shot, not this 3 random “die” shuffle it gives you. It’s a decent game in itself, but if you’re looking for “The Royal Game of Ur” this isn’t it. I wouldn't have paid for a disloyal remake of the game had i known. Honestly I’d rather have my $2 back!!!

Mr.herZ ,

A.I. Is way too lucky

This game could be great but as soon as you make the turn to come home, the computer always gets the roll it needs to send you back to the start. You can beat it, but it takes a lot of rounds. At that point it gets boring and want to quit. I play the real version of this game and it’s so much better. Computer dice rolls are never truly random. This game is terrible at dice rolls. Wish I could get my money back.

Somnambulor ,

Bad AI and loaded dice for computer

It seems like the game maker couldn't figure out how to make the computer smart, so instead they loaded the computer's dice. They roll 4s many, many more times than you will. Still pretty easy to beat, but feels cheap and frustrating when it happens.

I don't know if this game gets a little like tic-tac-toe if the players are balanced, or maybe two good players will end up having to play for hours, but the loaded dice solution isn't ideal in any case.


Random5 LLC
13.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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