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Five Men's Morris (Fivepenny Morris, Five Pin Morris, Fipenny Morrell)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Europe

Category Board, Space, Line


Five Men's Morris is attested in the seventeenth century, but it is possible that it was played earlier than this. It is played on a Six Men's Morris board, but each player has five pieces. Otherwise, the rules are the same as for Six Men's Morris.


None. Probably similar to other Morris or Merels games.

DLP evidence.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Cyningstan Suggested on the website Cyningstan.
Murray Suggested by H. J. R. Murray.

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Historical Information Rules known from DLP evidemce.



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Murray 1951: 43

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Hyde, T. 1694. De Ludis Orientalibus Libri Duo: Historia Nerdiludii, hoc est Dicere, Trunculorum, cum quibuidam aliis Arabum, Persarum, Indorum, Chinensium, & aliarum Gentium Ludis tam Politicis quam Bellicis, plerumque Europae inauditis, multo minus visis: additis omnium Nominibus in dictarum Gentium Linguis. Ubi etiam Classicorum Graecorum & Latinorum loca quaedam melius quam hactenus factum est explicantur. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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