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Royal Game of Ur

Game Description

Archaeologists suggest that the Royal Game of Ur should date back to 2600 BC. Your goal in this 2-player game is to move all your pieces onto the board, then move them around the board and finally out of the board before your opponent does so. When the game starts, each of the players will be assigned a blue or red set of pieces, and the pieces will be placed outside the board. During your turn, click the button on the screen to throw a four-sided stick, and the number shown on the stick will be the number of steps your piece can take. After a throw, you can click and drag one of your pieces and move it to its destination. Note that you must finish your moves within the given time limit, as indicated by the timer on the screen, or you will lose. Your pieces will enter the column on one side, then travel down the column and up the center column, then move back to the column on your side and leave the board. The center column is the war zone in which the pieces of the two players will collide. When your piece lands on a square currently occupied by an opponent piece, that opponent piece will be captured, and it must leave the board and start from the beginning again. When a player moves a piece to a square marked by a rosette, that piece cannot be captured and the player will be granted an extra throw. When your piece is leaving the board, an exact throw is required. Make a triumphant return to receive a royal badge of honor!

Credits

Game Design:

Peter LEE

Programming:

Janet OR, Peter LEE

Graphics:

Ka Fai CHEN

Sounds:

Alan NG

English Texts:

Tracy TANG

Traditional Chinese Texts:

Tracy TANG

Simplified Chinese Texts:

Tracy TANG

Spanish Texts:

DataSource International Limited

Japanese Texts:

Miwa TOTANI

Portuguese Texts:

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German Texts:

Claudia NOREIKS

Arabic Texts:

Amgad REFAI

French Texts:

James CARTLAND

Russian Texts:

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Korean Texts:

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Indian Texts:

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