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RoyalUr.net is where ancient wisdom meets modern fun

We love the Royal Game of Ur, and we think you will too!

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What is this?

The Royal Game of Ur is one of the oldest board games in the world. We adapted this ancient game into an online format, RoyalUr.net, so that it can be enjoyed by thousands of people over the internet! RoyalUr.net was created and is maintained by Padraig Lamont, and has had contributions from a number of amazing artists and researchers.

Our Mission

  1. Provide the most fun place to play the Royal Game of Ur online.
  2. Work to help the community behind the game flourish.
  3. Promote learning history in an engaging way.


RoyalUr.net was started by Padraig Lamont in 2017 as a hobby project. Since then, our community has grown tremendously and many people from it have contributed to this website with feedback and helping to write about the game. We have also now started Rosette Games, a company that is dedicated to hosting and further developing RoyalUr.net. If you'd like to join us to uncover the secrets of this ancient game, come join us on Discord!


We provide this website for people to play the Royal Game of Ur entirely for free! We love that, although unfortunately it also means we spend a lot of money on hosting. If you'd like to help us continue to host and develop RoyalUr.net, we would really appreciate it if you considered signing up for a memburship or making a donation through Ko-Fi. A big thank you to all the people who have to supported us!