Making Mills with Morris: The Revival of the Medieval Board Game

Price: $2.99     Score: 8/10     By A. PapachristosMorris

When you are on the go, you don’t necessarily have the time to dive into a complicated, in-depth game.  But, with Morris by Continental Laboratories, users will find a fun, quick strategy game that requires little time, making it a great mobile companion.

Based on the classic medieval board game, 9, 11, and 12 Men’s Morris promises to be a quicker alternative to Chess or Checkers.  The numbers (9, 11, 12) indicate the number of pieces you will begin with, which you may choose on the game’s main screen.  With 10 high-resolution themes and 10 levels of difficulty to choose from, Morris will entertain gamers of all ages.

Your goal is to capture all of your opponent’s pieces or block them from making any more moves.  The game will begin with a clear board, which you will proceed to cover with your pieces.  To ruin your opponent’s chances, you must create mills, which means lining up three of your pieces in a row.  Creating such a line will capture one of your opponent’s pieces.  Once each player has placed all their pieces on the board, each will take turns moving their pieces around the board in hope of creating more mills or blocking the other from moving anywhere.  The first player to be blocked or only have two pieces left will automatically lose the game.

For more on how to play, including game tips and variations, users will find the Instructions extremely beneficial, for once you have mastered the concept, success is inevitable.  You may catch on as you play along, but taking just a few moments to read the rules will make Morris infinitely more fun.

Morris [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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