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Question 1: The game is still played in ________ to this day.

Question 2: The television series Lost references the discovery of the game when John Locke explains the origins of ________ to Walt in the episode Pilot "Part 2" in Season 1.
BackgammonTables (board game)Backgammon notationFirst Internet Backgammon Server

Question 3: The Royal Game of Ur, also known as the Game of Twenty Squares, refers to two game boards found in the Royal Tombs of Ur in ________ by Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s.

Question 4: The Royal Game of Ur was played with two sets (one black and one white) of seven markers and three tetrahedral ________.

Question 5: The rules of the game as it was played in ________ are not known but there is a reliable reconstruction of gameplay based on a cuneiform tablet of Babylonian origin dating from 177–176 BCE.
MesopotamiaAssyriaSumerAkkadian Empire

Question 6: [1] One of the two boards is exhibited in the collections of the ________ in London.
British MuseumImperial War MuseumNational Gallery (London)Victoria and Albert Museum

Question 7: The two boards date from the ________, before 2600 BCE, thus making the Royal Game of Ur probably the oldest set of board gaming equipment ever found.
Mesh-ki-ang-gasherUbara-TutuSumerian King ListEn-men-dur-ana

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