Royal Game of Ur 4+

An Ancient Board Game

Random5 LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 2.0 • 4 Ratings
    • $1.99



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

2.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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.

Enkidu2 ,

A decent way to learn to play

I thought this was overall a well executed game despite some minor flaws, like the pieces overlapping the dice when you’ve removed 6 pieces (does not affect game play)I just purchased a set and wanted a basic way to learn to play. The other app for this game (ancient games) is better executed, but wont allow you to play on this shape board until you reach level 15 which takes many hours to reach.

I find it amusing that one of the other reviewers is quibbling about the rules, I guess they must personally know some Sumerians lol. The rules used for this app are consistent and logical and are probably as likely to be “correct” as any. For two bucks a good deal. No ads. Would purchase again.

sdrgxeyb ,

Can’t see what you rolled!

Did they actually even TEST this game? When your sixth piece is moved off the board, it covers one of the dice triangles, so you can’t tell what your roll is! 😡

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  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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