FARMERS OF UR
Card game for 2-4+ players.
Players each control a settlement in ancient Mesopotamia.
Players are trying to be the first to develop their village into a full-fledged city.
This Honor belongs to the first player to build a Ziggurat.
The first player to accumulate 60 Tokens is the winner.
If two players both go over 60 in the same turn, the player with
The highest total number of Tokens wins.
Tokens represent the manpower and materials needed to build the Ziggurats.
Players share a common deck.
There are 6 six main suites known as the Resource suites.
The 6 Resource Suites:
2. Grain Crops
3. Fruits & Vegetables
5. Crafts & Materials
There are also three Minor suites:
Each player is dealt a hand of 5 cards.
Each turn has 5 phases:
1. Harvest Phase
2. Disaster Phase
3. Trade Phase
4. Build Phase
5. Burial Phase
Each player is dealt 2 cards.
If the deck runs out, shuffle the discard and draw from it.
Simultaneously, each player may play 1 Disaster card from their
hand onto the Player to their left.
A player struck with a disaster must discard 3 random cards from their hand.
Instead of discarding 3 random cards, some special Resource cards can be
Discarded to mitigate a specific type of Disaster.
Some Structure cards make you immune to certain Disasters.
If the person to your right does not play a Disaster card on you, you may
play (discard) a prosperity card to draw 3 cards.
Players may trade the cards in their hands with each other.
Players may make any sort of deals they want.
There are no forced trades.
Limit Trade phase to 5 Minutes.
Players may make Melds from their hands.
Melds are made using Resource cards from your hand.
Melds are similar to Poker hand combinations.
Different Melds will earn different amounts of Tokens:
5 Card Flush (All cards same Suite) 5
5 Card Straight (5 cards in Numerical Order) 7
5 Card Straight Flush 15
3 of a Kind (Same Number) 3
4 of a Kind 6
5 of a Kind 9
6 of a Kind 12
If you do not play a Meld, you may pay 5 Tokens to put one
Structure card into play.
Structure cards are placed face up in front of you and
their beneficial effects last for the remainder of the game.
Max hand size is 7 cards.
Excess cards are discarded.
CARD LIST NOTATION
B = Beer
G = Grain Crops
F = Fruits & Vegetables
A = Animals
C = Crafts & Materials
K = Knowledge
D = Disaster
P = Prosperity
S = Structures
IBP = Burial Phase Draw 1 card
Card Name: Suite Rank Notes:
Fermentation B 1
Brewing B 2
Staple Beverage B 3
Gift of the Gods B 4
Yeast B 5
Malted Barley B 6
Liquid Currency B 7
Beer Hall B 8
Banquet B 9
Clay Jars B 10
Wheat G 1
Stored Seeds G 2
Porridge & Gruel G 3
Sow & Reap G 4
Bread G 5
Lentils & Chickpeas G 6
Baking G 7
Cereal Crops G 8
Millet & Sesame G 9
Surplus Grain G 10
Turnips & Beans F 1
Grapes & Wine F 2
Onions F 3
Dates & Figs F 4
Olives F 5
Garlic & Spices F 6
Honey & Mead F 7
Nuts & Berries F 8
Herbs & Medicinals F 9 Mitigate Epidemic
Apples & Plums F 10
Sheep & Goats A 1
Oxen A 2
Pigs A 3
Beasts of Burden A 4
Geese & Ducks A 5
Selective Breeding A 6
Hunting A 7
Fish & Shellfish A 8
Domesticated Livestock A 9
Cattle Herding A 10
Pottery C 1
Metal Working C 2
Carts & Wagons C 3
Woven Baskets C 4
Wool & Flax C 5
Leather & Hides C 6
Weapons & Tools C 7
Brick Making C 8
Glass Blowing C 9
Jewelry C 10
Writing & Scribes K 1
Accountancy K 2
Calendar K 3
Bureaucracy K 4
Military K 5
Architecture K 6
Religion K 7 Mitigate Unrest
Priesthood K 8
Mythology K 9
Dynastic Kingship K 10
Drought D -
Flood D -
Failed Crops D -
Epidemic D -
Marauding Army D -
Famine D -
Unrest D -
Good Harvest P -
Conquest P -
Holiday P -
River Trade P -
Granaries S - Hand Size +1; Immune to Failed Crops
Storehouses S - Hand Size +1; Immune to Famine
Irrigation Canals S - Hand Size +1; Immune to Drought
City Walls S - Hand Size +1; Immune to Marauding army
Reclaim Marshlands S - IBP & Discard 1 card
Temples S - IBP Keep it if it's a Knowledge Card
Bakeries S - IBP Keep it if it's a Grain Card
Breweries S - IBP Keep it if it's a Beer Card
Markets S - IBP Keep it if it's a Craft Card
Good Pasture S - IBP Keep it if it's a Animal Card
Orchards S - IBP Keep it if it's a Fruit/Veg Card
At the Beginning of the Game each player chooses the identity of a different city.
The Cities are: Ur, Uruk, Larsa, Eridu, Kish, Nippur, and Lagash.
Patron Deity: Nanna the Moon God.
In Burial Phase The Ur player may draw 1 card and keep it if it is a Knowledge card.
Patron Deity: Inanna the Goddess of Love, Fertility, and Warfare.
In Burial Phase The Uruk player may draw 1 card and discard 1 card.
Patron Deity: Utu the Sun God.
In Burial Phase The Larsa player may draw 1 card and keep it if it is a Grain card.
Patron Deity: Enki the God of Crafts, Water, Intelligence, and Creation.
In Burial Phase The Eridu player may draw 1 card and keep it if it is a Crafts card.
Patron Deity: Ninhursag the Earth & Mother Goddess.
The Kish player has a hand size +1.
Patron Deity: Enlil Lord of the Air, Heaven, and Earth.
Structures only cost 3 Tokens for the Nippur player.
Lagash was a city of many Gods & Great Kings.
Every Meld made by the Lagash player earns 1 extra Token.