The Mill Game

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Mill is a 2000-year-old Roman game. The game has two phases. The players start with nine men each (red and yellow). Whenever a player makes a mill (three in a row along a white line), that player takes one of their opponent's men off the board (unless they are in a mill, except if there are no other men available). A player loses when reduced to fewer than three men or stuck for a move.


In phase 1, the two players alternate in placing men at the white dots. In phase 2, the men can be moved along a line to an adjacent place.


Contributed by: Lisa Lyhne Larsen (July 2013)
(Mathematica Summer Camp 2013)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



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