Royal Game of Ur

A fascinating video about the ancient ‘Royal Game of Ur’. This is something I need to get and play. I have had a look at a few versions available online. Some make a mind-numbingly stupid mistake – by replacing the 4 tetrahedral dice (with what seems to be with two points painted with dots and two painted without) with one D4 (also tetrahedral – but labelled 1,2,3,4) then you totally change the likely or in fact possible dice outcomes. The ancient Sumerian dice make it possible to roll 0,1,2,3 & 4 with 2 being the most likely and zero and four being unlikely, having a 1/16 chance. Anyway… the video:

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