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9 Men Morris

9 Men Morris is another very old abstract.  It's played with various boards and numbers of pawns, called "Men".  This version starts with 9 men each, and the board initially empty. 
  • The men are added to the board, one at a time, then once all men are on the board, a move consists of sliding a man to an adjacent empty space. 
  • Whenever you successfully form a line of 3 men, you capture any one of your opponent's men.  
  • When reduced to only 3 men, you can move freely to any unoccupied space.
  • The goal of the game is to reduce your opponent to 2 men.
Robots:  Not bad, but beatable.
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