Saturday, September 05, 2020

[tkxjfcss] Variations of Three Men's Morris

Original game: placement anywhere, movement permitted in any orthogonal direction and along diagonal lines only through the center.  First player wins (supposedly fairly easily) by playing in the center.

Variation 1: Same as Original except first move cannot be center.  This avoids the fairly easy win for first player in the original game.

Variation 2: Same as Original except no diagonal movement permitted at all, and win (mill) cannot be diagonal either.

Both variations from .

More variations: in the movement phase, pieces can do any chess king move.  Or fly to any unoccupied square.  Does the first player win these easily?

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