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Six Men's Morris

Period

Medieval

Region

Description

Popular in Medieval Europe until about 1600 CE, Six Men's Morris is an alignment game based on the game Nine Men's Morris, with similar rules. 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 six 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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Six Men's Morris.lud

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