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About this project

You know the game. You want to play it. That's great. We want to bring it to you, and we have experience doing just that. Free shipping in the US.

In case you haven't heard, the game of 20 squares, also known as the Royal Game of Ur, is arguably the oldest board game in history. Found in the Royal tombs of Ur and dating back to 2600 BC, then popularized again when the British Museum released a video demonstrating how to play it.

An example of a painted set with dice, tokens, and score diamonds
An example of a painted set with dice, tokens, and score diamonds

When we saw this game we immediately set about designing a board of our own. We succeeded in making a board that was not only functional, but could also store it's own components when not in play. This set is designed and optimized for 3D printing and we've already tested and printed dozens of them.

Cymon the Robot demonstrating the storage capabilities of this set
Cymon the Robot demonstrating the storage capabilities of this set

We want to bring what we've created to you. No false promises, no bait-and-switch. We simply want you to enjoy this game that we're already been enjoying ourselves. For this kickstarter we are adding diamond counters to the set that we'll be producing to enable playing the rules variation that was found on the stone tablet that enabled reconstructing the rules.

How big is the "Table Top" version versus the "Palm-Size" version?

The tabletop size will be 140% increase over the palm-sized version making it in dimensions much closer to the size of the original artifact.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to me. I hope we can get this game into your hand so everyone can enjoy this classic of classic games.

Stretch Goals

By popular request, this kickstarter has stretch goals:

  • $2000 - Dual colored dice for all backers.
  • More to come...

Support this game, support the British Museum

In addition, for every dollar over the goal of this program I will make an increasing donation to the British Museum for their amazing work and discovery of this project.

  • $1000 - $1499: 10% donation
  • $1500 - $1999: 15% donation
  • $2000 - $2499: 20% donation
  • $2500 and up: 25% donation

Risks and challenges

Each set takes a fixed amount of time to produce, which is approximately one day. So if this kickstarter is wildly successful it will be necessary to expand operations and increase production capability. I hope I have to deal with this.

The 4 color process for the mid-grade tiers has been developed, but not tested at the time of launching this campaign. Worst case scenario, they can always be painted by hand, but let's hope it doesn't come to that.

For the higher tiers, exotic materials can prove challenging to work with. Again, this has been mitigated by giving plenty of time to deliver.

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    3D Print it yourself

    Everything you need to print your own Ur board (except the 3D printer):
    UrHinged.stl
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    Ur-Pawn.stl
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    3D printed Game

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    Tabletop Variation

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