About Nine men’s morris

Nine men’s morris is believed to have been played in the Roman Empire. It is also referred to as nine-man morris, mill, mills, the mill game, merels, merrills, merelles, marelles, morelles, ninepenny marl and “cowboy checkers” (it was often printed on the back of checkerboards).

Play the online Nine men’s Morris Mill game

Play against the computer or versus a friend:

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Nine men’s Morris Game (click to play)

Start game

This free game opens as a web page. No installation. No flash player needed. Mobile friendly.

How to play the Nine men’s Morris / Mills game

Press the play icon on the startup screen to start a game.

Choose game mode: 1 player (against the computer) or 2 players.

Game basics

Place all your pieces (MEN) on board and aim to move them to form a line of 3 pieces (a MILL).

Once you form a mill, you can remove one of your opponent’s men. Break a mill to unlock the mills gain. Pieces from a formed mill can’t be removed unless no other men are available. Your aim is to leave your opponent with either 2 pieces or zero moves left.