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DIY Three Men’s Morris Game Board
Posted By Janel On December 10, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Budget Living,DIY,Great Gifts | 5 Comments
Homemade games can be fun and inexpensive gifts for children. Learn how to make a “Three Men’s Morris” Board Game from Life as MOM contributor Janel .
Two summers ago, my girls and I visited Yorktown Victory Center  as an end-of-summer field trip. During our time in the Continental Army Encampment , one of the docents showed us some games that the Continental Army soldiers enjoyed playing.
One of these games was Three Men’s Morris. It had such a funny name that it caught my attention. I still have no clue what the name means, but the game is pretty simple, entertaining, and easy for kids to learn. I decided to make a board for my girls so that we could play at home.
To make a re-useable board, you’ll need a wooden plaque and wooden circles. I found mine at my local Jo-Ann store for less than $4 total (non-sale price). If you can purchase them with coupons, this game is super-cheap.
You’ll also want a bag to keep the pieces together. A quick diy drawstring bag  is perfect for this.
For 2 players
Goal: To be the first player to get your three pieces in a row. For a basic board, the row can be vertical or horizontal. With a more complex board, the row can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.
Directions: Players take turns placing a game piece on an unoccupied space (as marked by the dots on the game board). Once each player has laid all of his pieces on the game board, players take turns by sliding a piece into an adjacent space along the line. The first player to get three pieces in a row is the winner.
- Janel is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters and a “law school wife” in Virginia. Raised in a budget-conscious and DIY-minded family, she blogs about motherhood, crafts, and living on a law school budget at Life with Lucie and Ella . You can read all of Janel’s Life as MOM posts here .
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