This game dates back to at least 2,500 BC. Ancient boards and pieces were discovered in what was once the region of Mesopotamia. These were found in the Royal Tombs of Ur. There are several theories on how the game was played at that time. A game of chance and strategy. You have the option to play against the computer, play 'head-to-head' against friends or family, as well as play online opponents when logged in to Game Center. Compare your high scores online with others!