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Hi, I'm Paddy!

I create and maintain the website that lets people play and learn about The Royal Game of Ur online for free! The Royal Game of Ur is an ancient Mesopotamian board game that is often touted as the oldest board game in the world. allows you and others across the world to play games against a friend on one computer, or online against others. It is also home to some of the best computer AIs to play against, and pages of educational content to hone your skills!

The Future

I envision the website growing to include more alternative rule sets, more educational content, and more of a focus on the extensive history of the game. I would be hugely grateful of anything you can spare to help to create this vision, and to continue paying the hosting costs of!

Other ways to help out

If you don't have money to spare, the project is also open source, and we would love your contributions to help make it better! This could include helping to program the website, helping us to write more content for the website, or helping us to market the website to new people! However, even if you don't have the time to help us out on the project, we'd still love to meet you in our Discord community!


Supporters of will get the Sponsor role on our Discord, and my many thanks! You will also be helping us to keep the website improving and growing into the future!

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