Nine Men's Morris is a strategy board game believed to have emerged from the Roman Empire. Played by two people, the object of the game is to reduce the opponent to two pawns or corner the opponent so that no legal moves can be made.
The rules of the game are quite simple: the game starts with an empty board. Each player then begins to position their pawns in an attempt to form three in a row (horizontal or vertical). When that happens, the player can remove one of the opponent's pawns. When all men are on the board, they can be moved only along the connected squares.
The game was made as an anniversary gift for a friend of mine at work. The choice of wood was baltic birch and walnut. To break the monotony of the colours, some design elements were introduced - the pawns have a streak with the opposing colour while the board has decorative touches along the mitered corners. It was finished with three coats of the water based varnish, which was sprayed on.
Dimensions: Board: 20' (50cm) x 20' (50cm) approx. Case : 6' (15cm) x 4' (10cm) approx. Pawns: 0.75' (2cm) diameter x 1.5' (4cm) approx.