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Five Men's Morris

Period

Modern

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Description

Five Men's Morris is attested in the 17th century CE. 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. Is it played on a board of two concentric squares, with a line connecting the center points of each side of the two squares, but not extending inside the perimeter of the central square. Play occurs on the intersections of the lines and the corners of the squares. Each player has five pieces. Play begins with each player placing pieces on empty points. If they make three in a row along the lines, they can remove one of the opponent's pieces. They cannot remove an opponent's piece that is in a three in a row formation unless there are no other options. Once all pieces are place, players take turns moving pieces one spot to an adjacent point along the lines. If a player makes three in a row, an opponent's piece is removed as in the first phase of the game. The game is won when the opponent is reduced to two pieces.

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Five Men's Morris.lud

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