Tom Scott vs Irving Finkel: The Royal Game of Ur | PLAYTHROUGH | International Tabletop Day 2017

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YouTuber Tom Scott has flown drones through lightning, he’s taken on the first human-powered theme park, he’s even visited Penistone. But he’s never taken on a British Museum curator in the world’s oldest playable board game… UNTIL NOW!

For International Tabletop Day 2017, Tom Scott was challenged by British Museum Curator Irving Finkel to a round of the oldest playable board game in the world – The Royal Game of Ur – a game whose rules were rediscovered and deciphered by Irving himself.

Interested in other mysterious cuneiform tablets deciphered by Irving? Check out his book 'The Ark before Noah' to find out how he discovered the oldest account of the Ark myth: https://goo.gl/WV8ucs

How Irving deciphered the rules to the Royal Game of Ur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHjznvH54Cw