Royal Game of Ur


The oldest complete board game ever discovered was found inside the Royal tombs at the ancient Sumerian city of Ur in Mesopotamia. Ur of the Chaldees is mentioned in the Bible and the tombs were built more than 5000 years ago. The name of the game isn't known and so it has become known as 'The Royal Game of Ur'.

No-one knows how the game was played but many games historians have used various pieces of evidence to conjecture rules, most notably Irving Finkel, the inimitable British Museum games specialist who broke new ground by deciphering a cuneiform tablet with rules for the game from a later era.

Pico Pao's board is based on the original board displayed at the British Museum, found inside the Royal tombs at the ancient Mesopotamiam city of Ur, now Iraq.

Additional information



Measurements (Board):

235 x 95 x 25 mm

Measurements (Case):

240 x 100 x 30 mm


314 g

Components and Materials:

– Board: Wood
– Pieces: Beech
– 4 Dados (pirámides): Madera
– Packaging: Cardboard lined with paper

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