In 1926, Sir Leonard Woolley uncovered what may be the oldest board game ever found. Taken from an ancient royal cemetery, the game as become known as the Royal Game of Ur. Considered the “grandfather of backgammon,” dating back over 5,000 years, it’s certainly ancient ... but still fun and engaging after all this time. The Royal Game of UR is a "running fight” game, as well as a capturing game. This super-portable, travel-size version is rendered on a 4-inch square solid wood board ... the perfect size for playing in a car, on a plane or at a campsite. Standard cribbage pegs are used for pieces so they stay in place until moved. Made in the USA for 2 players ages 6+.