Three Men

This is an ancient game. A board for this game that was made in 1400 BC has been found at a temple in Kurna (in Egypt); the Greeks played it around 40 BC; the Chinese played it around 500 BC; it was a popular game in England in the 14th Century. It's a game for 2 players, each player has 3 pieces. At the beginning the players alternately place their pieces on vacant circles on the board. When all pieces are on the board, the players take it in turns to move one of their pieces on an adjacent vacant circle. The winner is the first player who gets all 3 pieces in a straight line or who blocks all of the opponent's pieces. |