The royal game of Ur
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The Royal Game Of Ur is one of the oldest games to be discovered. Predated only by the Egyptian game of Senet, the board found in 1920 is estimated to be about 5000 years old.
Ever since I found out about the existence of the game (3 days ago), I wanted to play it but unfortunately I couldn't find any vendor who sells it so I decided to make my own.
!Beware that I haven't yet printed it since I just finished designing it!
-I have added a new version of the board with smaller depth for the impressions (1mm) this should drastically cut the printing time while still giving you a nice piece overall.
-Tried printing the impressions and my Anet A8 managed to print them well at 0.2mm resolution.
-I have also made another version with a small drawer inside of it which will fit the dice and the pawns.
Print this version with light supports and then take them out at the end. This version has not yet been tested by me
You will need to print 4 tetrahedron dice (I recommend 100% infill for good balance) and mark two vertices on each of the four tetrahedral so when you trow the 4 dice, you will get a number from 0 to 4.
You will also need to print several pawns and preferably paint half of them black or print them in black filament. But you don't have to limit yourself to just black and white, any other color combinations can work just as good.
Print the two board parts then fit them together. Depending on your printer, the fit will be good or bad; if the fit is too lose, put some glue in, if it's to tight, sand it down a bit.
You can learn how to play the game from this video made by The British Museum:
This is a work in progress since I still have to test the print so stay tuned!
If you want to a board already printed, check out the etsy store:
For the US:
0.1 or 0.2
It will take quite a while to print since it's a large piece and has a lot of detail.
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