The Royal Game of Ur

In free verse on May 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

The ancient board Royal Game of Ur,

Is the oldest known board game,

An Egyptian version of 20 squares,

Predating the religious game of Senet.

This discovered only in a Royal City,

Indicating it was played by Nobility,

The dice were formed very uniquely,

Shaped into pyramids or triangles.

Two sets or markers were used to play,

One set that was a dark black in color,

The other set was most pure of white,

Indicating a completely different contrast.

 The colors chosen, who played the game and where it was discovered leads me to believe that it was a game of great value and worth, and that perhaps contrast in the pieces played is just a part of Royalty waiting to acknowledge and discover.


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