Traditional Board Games

Nine Men's Morris

Nine Men's Morris, by Cyningstan
Nine Men's Morris, by Cyningstan
Price: £9.99+P&P. In stock. Order:

Enjoy a game so ancient that nobody knows where it came from. It's inscribed across all the continents of the old world, from the stones of ancient Kurna in Egypt to stone- or bronze-age burial sites in County Wicklow in Ireland. By the middle ages it had travelled to the far east, while in the west it was carved into the stones and benches of abbeys and churches to amuse bored monks and priests. Later it was taken to the Americas, where the natives adopted it as their own. What is it about the game that kept it so popular for so long? This is your chance to find out!

Our hand-made nine men's morris boards are made of Russian Redwood, with the pattern for the game burned into the wood using the pokerwork technique, so it doesn't wear. They measure a little under 8 inches (200mm) square. The pieces are of opaque black and white glass, and the game comes with an A5 rules leaflet, and a black drawstring pouch for the pieces.

This game is hand-made in a rustic style. Please do not expect machine-made precision; there may therefore be minor blemishes in the work. Not suitable for young children due to small pieces.

Nine men's morris: try it out!


I just learned how to play this game last night. Played a couple of games with a friend who's been playing for years. It's very addictive, and fun.

DJ - 21:01, 11/01/2016

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