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Five Men's Morris (Fivepenny Morris, Five Pin Morris, Fipenny Morrell)
Ruleset: Murray


See the game Five Men's Morris for more details.


Suggested by H. J. R. Murray.


These rules are suggested by H. J. R. Murray based on a similar game observed by K. C. Murray in West Africa.


The board has 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. 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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Murray 1951: 42-43.

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