Nine Men’s Morris
Played by the Romans, Nine Men’s Morris retained its popularity throughout the time of the Pilgrims in the 17th century. It was mentioned by Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a board was found carved into the top of a barrel in the wreckage of Henry VIII’s warship the Mary Rose. Meant for two players, the object of the game is to make rows of three with the game pieces. Once a player makes a row of three, they remove one of their opponent’s pieces from the board.
Includes a 8.5″ x 8.5″ linen game board, 3/4″ wooden game pieces, as well as historic notes and game rules. Comes with small pieces not suitable for very young children. Made in the UK by the Historic Games Shop.