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. You have options to play against the computer, play 'head-to-head' against friends or family, or you can play online opponents as well as compare your scores with other players using Game Center.
Game play changes! Now more in line with British Museum rules.
•Now with 4 dice & improved dice roll graphics.
(the dice randomization function is accurate)
•Bonus dice roll when landing on rosette squares.
(bonus roll on '4' removed, roll of '0' is a turn skip)
Ratings and Reviews
It’s all wrong lol
I’ve done a good amount of research, spending a few days making sure i knew the rules and this isn’t it. First of all it’s a one way race to the end of the board, not around the board and back. Secondly, all roses are a second toss, whereas this seems to be random. Lastly there are four dice that give you a 50/50 shot, not this 3 random “die” shuffle it gives you. It’s a decent game in itself, but if you’re looking for “The Royal Game of Ur” this isn’t it. I wouldn't have paid for a disloyal remake of the game had i known. Honestly I’d rather have my $2 back!!!
A.I. Is way too lucky
This game could be great but as soon as you make the turn to come home, the computer always gets the roll it needs to send you back to the start. You can beat it, but it takes a lot of rounds. At that point it gets boring and want to quit. I play the real version of this game and it’s so much better. Computer dice rolls are never truly random. This game is terrible at dice rolls. Wish I could get my money back.
AI does not seem to be random
This game is not fun when played against the AI. The statistical probability for the AI to get the exact number it needs to remove an opposing marker seems to be very high while the player's probability seems more in-line with random. Adding the higher probability does not make a smarter AI...just one that "cheats" to win.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.