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Ancient Wooden Board Games

Ancient Games from Around the World

These hand crafted wooden reproductions are based on a variety of two player strategy games from around the world. Each board is created from Black Walnut and Curly Birch and feature hand applied inlays.
 
 
Nine different games are available: Six Mens Morris (Europe),El Coyote (Mexico),Five Field Kono (Korea),Liberian Queah (Africa),Felli (Morocco),Picaria (New Mexico, Tigua Indians),Len Choa (Thailand),Pat Gonu (Korea),Hare and Hounds (Europe)
 
 
 

Specs

Pieces. All games include circular pieces in Black Walnut and Birch.
Inlay. Hand applied Black Walnut and Curly Birch inlay.
Pouch. Optional hand crafted leather pouch to store pieces.
Size. Boards are approximately 4.5 x 4.5 x 0.75 inches.
Feet. Rubber feet to keep the board stable.
 
Current lead time for this item is approximately 6-8 weeks. Shipping times vary depending on location. Need something sooner? In Stock Inventory is available immediately and ships in 3-4 business days.
$49.00

The Royal Game of Ur

A 3,500 Year Old Piece of Gaming History

A wooden reproduction of the two-player strategy game from ancient Mesopotamia, the Royal Game of Ur is quick, light, and beautiful.
 

 

History

Wikipedia: "The Royal Game of Ur, also known as the Game of Twenty Squares or simply the Game of Ur, is a two-player strategy race board game that was first played in ancient Mesopotamia during the early third millennium BC. The game was popular across the Middle East among people of all social strata and boards for playing it have been found at locations as far away from Mesopotamia as Crete and Sri Lanka. At the height of its popularity, the game acquired spiritual significance, and events in the game were believed to reflect a player's future and convey messages from deities or other supernatural beings."
 
 

Specs

Dice. Includes 4 hand cut wooden dice made from Black Walnut.
Inlay. Hand applied Black Walnut, Birch, and Redheart inlay.
Pieces. 7 Pieces for each player with decorative engravings.
Pouch. Hand crafted black suede pouch to hold all pieces.
Size. The board is approximately 9.75 x 4.0 x 0.75 inches.
Feet. Rubber feet to keep the board stable.
 
 
"Suprisingly well balanced for an old-ass game from the stone ages. Quick and addictive. I love it."
- Emily (read more)
Current lead time for this item is approximately 6-8 weeks. Shipping times vary depending on location. Need something sooner? In Stock Inventory is available immediately and ships in 3-4 business days.
$139.00
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