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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,, so that it can be enjoyed by thousands of people over the internet! was created and is maintained by Padraig Lamont, and has had contributions from a number of amazing artists and researchers.

Our Mission

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

Authors 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 If you'd like to join us to uncover the secrets of this ancient game, come join us on Discord!