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Nine Holes

The unhappy wags, which let their cattle stray,
At Nine Holes on the hearth whilst they together play


November 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

Nine Men’s Morris

The nine-men’s morris is filled up with mud;
And the quaint mazes in the wanton green,
For lack of tread, are indistinguishable.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 2, scene 1), Shakespeare

Board Game:

  • Rules
  • Each player has nine pieces, or “men”, which move among the board’s twenty-four intersections. The object of the game is to leave the opposing player with fewer than three pieces or, as in checkers, no legal moves.

  • Placing the pieces
  • The game begins with an empty board. Players take turns placing their pieces on empty intersections. If a player is able to form a row of three pieces along one of the board’s lines, he has a “mill” and may remove one of his opponent’s pieces from the board; removed pieces may not be placed again. Players must remove any other pieces first before removing a piece from a formed mill. Once all eighteen pieces have been placed, players take turns moving.

  • Moving the pieces
  • To move, a player slides one of his pieces along a board line to an empty adjacent intersection. If he cannot do so, he has lost the game.
    As in the placement stage, a player who aligns three of his pieces on a board line has a mill and may remove one of his opponent’s pieces, avoiding the removal of pieces in mills if at all possible.

    Any player reduced to two pieces is unable to remove any more opposing pieces and thus loses the game.

    Variants: Three Men’s Morris , Six Men’s Morris, Twelve Men’s Morris (Morabaraba)

    August 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

    The Chessboard Squares Puzzle

    How many squares are on a chessboard?


    Hint: There are 64 little squares to 1 big square!

    From What’s Math Got to Do with It?

    August 13, 2010 at 11:15 am Leave a comment