The Full History of Board Games
Peter Attia

I once, as part of a trip to the British Museum, bought my parents (camper van enthusiasts) a facsimile set of The Royal Game Of Ur to play during the long, dark evenings. It was a great hit, unexpectedly so because the set came with sketchy and inadequate instructions. So they had to figure out workable rules as they went along, which added another layer of interest. I wonder if their rules were the same as the ancient rules, by a process of mutual convergence?

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