The British Museum’s YouTube Channel has released a video recently and it has garnered quite a bit of buzz in and outside of the boardgaming community.

This is not only because the two people involved are playing the Royal Game of Ur, a board game that is at least 4500 years old but also because the quality and comedy of the video is gold.

Comedic gold comes from the massively bearded British Curator for the British Museum, Doctor Irving Finkle rather than the young YouTuber Tom Scott which is quite a shocker.

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To top it all off, the Royal Game of Ur itself is actually a decent game too as explained in the video but we will let you be the judge of that. So go ahead and watch the wonderful video video and you can thank us later in history.

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​Akaisamurai is a cash-starved ronin of the nerd hobby whose moral inspirations are in order of Superman, Captain America and All Might. He also frequently finds himself playing boardgames, wargames, painting miniatures, reading about History and Philosophy and making Youtube videos on all of the above. Also, he has made it known that he is currently looking for 6 other samurai to defend a small village in rural Japan from Bandits.