Nine Men Morris - Dating back as far as the Roman Empire this game was still played in 17th & 18th centuries. Variations of the game's rules are extensive it seems, but generally two players would get 12 pins of two different colors. While taking turns, the object was to place your pins in a horizontal or vertical straight line of three while stopping the other player from doing the same. Once you get three in a row you may take an opponent's piece. The winner has either reduced his opponent to only two pieces or left them unable to move.
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy