Introduction: The Royal Game of Ur - Minimalist Design
A few weeks ago I wanted to make something out of wood, preferably a board game. While searching for suggestions, I came across a video of the British Museum about the game "The Royal Game of Ur" and was immediately impressed. The game was quite easy to learn and seemed to be a lot of fun for the players. When I found out that the corresponding boards were discovered during excavations in the 1920s and dated to around 2600 BC, I had found my new project. Which I then successfully completed. :)
Since I wanted to build a second one anyway, I thought it would be great to document this ...
Step 1: Finish!
As you can see, in the first version, I made decorative lines on the sides and used a sharp blade to burn the squares. The fabric came from a torn carrying bag.
The game can be played in different ways. The most common is probably that of the above linked video. An overview can be found at Mastersofgames.com.
I hope the tutorial was interesting and may have even animated someone to rebuild it. :)
Tim Schabe @Schabenstolz
Participated in the
Game Life Contest