One of the most popular types of game in the Middle Ages was the three-in-a-row variety. Archeological evidence shows that this game has been widely played since ancient times with the remains of boards being found in as diverse locations including Bronze Age burial sites in Ireland, amongst the ruins of the first city of Troy and at Kurana, Egypt, at a site dated from around 1400 B.C. It was enjoyed by the lower classes as well as the gentry, for it required little in the way of equipment. Boards could be scratched in the dirt and playing pieces made of any material you could find that you could distinguish two sides with. Nine and twelve man forms were the most common. The Nine Man Morris form is often called just Merelles. This is a two-person strategy game.
Nine Man Morris
Boards are washable in cold water, gentle cycle. Lay flat, away from heat, to dry.