20 Squares game or Royal Game of Ur is one of the oldest board games ever and games in general.
As it names said its foun in Sumerian city of Ur circa 2700 BC.
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Anyway look at board. It looks like stars and could possbly represent nigh sky.
Game was played with 3 dices and each players would have 7 circles/spheres which could demonstrate planets. It might be representation of plantes traveling trouhg the night sky.So what number 7 represent?
Or maybe without Sun-Mercury,Venus,Earth,Moon,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn?
Or without Earth and Moon we can add Uranus and Neptune.
Its hard to think that board stars represent something other because what was most important to people who invented Zodiac and Calendar.
Stars and Plantes. Night sky. They first tried to made moon calendar. But they were not satisfied. They coudnt control Sun because flat area didnt allow them and they didnt built Stonehenge for that so they turned for Stars.
And if those are stars what 7 circles represents? Planets? What planets?
Edited by the L, 28 October 2012 - 11:35 PM.