Nine Men's Morris is a strategy board game for two players that emerged from the Roman Empire. The game is also known as Nine Man Morris, Mill, Mills, The Mill Game, Merels, Merrills, Merelles, Marelles, Morelles and Ninepenny Marl in English. It has also been called Cowboy Checkers. Nine Men's Morris is a solved game in which either player can force the game into a draw. Three other variants of Nine Men's Morris are Three-, Six- and Twelve-Men's Morris. The board consists of a grid with twenty-four intersections or points. Each player has nine pieces, or "men", usually colored black and white. Players try to form 'mills'— three of their own men lined horizontally or vertically—allowing a player to remove an opponent's man from the game. A player wins by reducing the opponent to two pieces (where he could no longer form mills and thus be unable to win), or by leaving him without a legal move.
There are 8 finishes to choose from! We also offer message and image engraving on the back of the board. Contact us for more details and pricing!
Our board measures 11 3/16" W x 11 3/16" L x 3/4" T. Includes board, rules, black velvet drawstring pouch, and 18 glass marbles (9 ebony, 9 ivory).
Shown in Red Oak with a Cherry finish.
CHOKING HAZARD: Not for children under the age of 5.