This is my take on the 4600 year old classic : "The Royal game of Ur"

Game rules :

Best way to learn how to play is to do a quick game against the AI. The rules are quite easy to learn.

  • The goal is to get all your pawns outside of the board
  • You first have to "flip the coins" by clicking on them
  • You can choose to place a pawn on the first/second/third or fourth tile (told by the number of face up coin you flipped)
  • You cannot place a new pawn on an occupied tile
  • You can choose to move a pawn up the board a certain number of tiles (equal to the number of face up coins you flipped)
  • You cannot go on a tile already occupied by one of your pawns, but you can go over them.
  • If you go on a tile occupied by an ennemy pawn, you kill it and it goes back into your ennemy's hand.
  • If you land on a "boost" tile (represented by a small dark square in the middle), you get an extra turn.
  • You cannot kill a pawn occupying a "house" tile (darker tiles with a small light square in the middle)
  • To reach the end and get a pawn off the board, you have to get a coin flip result equal to the exact number of steps required to get this pawn off the board.

Boards :

CLASSIC : the "original" game of Ur board.

MIRROR : just like the original, but both players are crossing paths

FINISH LINE : a strategic map, with a lot of safe spaces in the beggining and a dangerous open field at the end.

CROSSINGS : A long map where pawns only meet at a few spots on the board.

CONDENSED : a condensed version of the original, with only 3 pawns and 2 coins.

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UR_Windows_1.3.zip 23 MB
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So glad that you brought this here. I remember playing this as a kid. I might even have the board game somewhere.

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It's the first time i see this game and I like it.

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This is excellent. I've always wanted to play Ur ever since I first learned of it, and I love that you've made variations on the board.