Game-of-Ur board

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Game-of-Ur board

Game-of-Ur board

Dating from 2500BC, this exciting yet infuriating board game can be played by one or two people. It trains intellectual skills.

Base Stats

2 kg
Path Cost


1 ˣ 1
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
Terrain Affordance
80% cerebral play


Work To Make
6,000 ticks (1.67 mins)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Stuff 35
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 17 - 18
Destroy yield
Stuff 8 - 9

The Game-of-Ur board is a piece of recreation furniture that provides cerebral recreation when used by colonists, as well as small trickle of Intellectual skill experience.

It is the Neolithic equivalent to the Chess table available to factions of Medieval tech level or above.


Game-of-Ur boards can only be constructed by New Tribes. They require Stuff 35 Stuff (Metallic/Woody/Stony) and 6,000 ticks (1.67 mins) of work. New Arrivals can never construct game-of-Ur boards, and must instead have the exclusive ability to construct chess tables.

They are also available from Tribal traders and faction bases, and as quest rewards.


Unlike the Chess table, the Game-of-Ur board does not require any chairs to be used by colonists. Sometimes a colonist will play alone to 'practice'. The game-of-Ur improves the player's Intellectual skill at a meager rate of 0.0015 XP per tick, or 0.09 XP per real-time second.

  • Quality Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Rec Power 61% 70% 80% 90% 99% 112% 144%
  • Analysis

    The Game-of-Ur board provides an abysmal 80% recreation power, the lowest of any recreation building in the game. Constructing them has merit in the early game as an addition recreational type for pairing with the hoopstone ring, however they should be replaced with a chess table or, better yet, a poker table as soon as possible. While the experience gain from any recreation is minor, the inferiority of the game-of-Ur extendeds there as well, providing only 75% of the Intellectual skill XP as the chess table and 37.5% of the poker table.

    Once a colony has access to those alternatives, game-of-Ur boards should be sold or deconstructed unless they are of a sufficently higher quality than the alternatives available. As constructors in the colony improve even the highest quality boards will inevitably become irrelvant, as at only Construction level 10, constructed poker tables will have a higher recreation power than even a legendary game-of-Ur board more often than not.

    Material table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build HP Flammability Market Value
    Wooden Game-of-Ur board 35 Wood 2 004,200 ticks (1.17 mins) 59 100% 57 Silver
    Granite Game-of-Ur board 35 Granite blocks 2 036,140 ticks (10.04 mins) 153 0% 161 Silver
    Limestone Game-of-Ur board 35 Limestone blocks 2 036,140 ticks (10.04 mins) 140 0% 161 Silver
    Marble Game-of-Ur board 35 Marble blocks 4 033,140 ticks (9.21 mins) 108 0% 150 Silver
    Sandstone Game-of-Ur board 35 Sandstone blocks 2 030,140 ticks (8.37 mins) 126 0% 140 Silver
    Slate Game-of-Ur board 35 Slate blocks 2 036,140 ticks (10.04 mins) 117 0% 161 Silver
    Jade Game-of-Ur board 35 Jade 15 030,000 ticks (8.33 mins) 45 0% 285 Silver
    Golden Game-of-Ur board 350 Gold 28 005,400 ticks (1.5 mins) 54 40% 3520 Silver
    Plasteel Game-of-Ur board 35 Plasteel 2 013,200 ticks (3.67 mins) 252 0% 360 Silver
    Silver Game-of-Ur board 350 Silver 10 006,000 ticks (1.67 mins) 63 40% 370 Silver
    Steel Game-of-Ur board 35 Steel 2 006,000 ticks (1.67 mins) 90 40% 88 Silver
    Uranium Game-of-Ur board 35 Uranium 1 011,400 ticks (3.17 mins) 225 0% 250 Silver
    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.