Did the round mill game already exist in Roman times?
Yes, in fact, there is archaeological evidence that carved board games, including those similar to the mill game, have been found in ancient Roman cities and especially in public places such as theaters or arenas. These games were carved into stone, often on steps or floors, and may have been used by waiting spectators or visitors to pass the time.
Ludus molaris rotae - round mill replica
The soft leather pouch fits in every pocket - irreplaceable in the waiting room, when hiking or visiting friends, on a car journey or when traveling by train...
Learn by playing
A circular playing field with 9 positions. 6 game pieces, 3 each in two different colors.
Aim of the game
The aim of the game is to form a "mill" - that is three of your own pieces in a row. One piece must be in the center. As soon as a player forms a mill, he may remove one of his opponent's pieces from the playing field.
Each player chooses a color and receives at least 3 pieces of their color.
The players take it in turns to place one of their pieces on any free spot on the board.
This is repeated until all 6 pieces are on the board.
After all the stones have been placed, the players take turns moving one of their stones along the lines to an adjacent free point. Jumping is not allowed!
If a player has three of his stones in a row (over the center point), he has formed a "mill"
and may take any one of the opponent's pieces from the board.
If you use more than 3 stones per player, this extends the game. How does this work? If a stone has been taken from the opponent by a mill, you can now place the next stone and the game continues...
The game ends when a player has either taken all of his opponent's pieces from the board or has blocked his opponent so that he can no longer make a move.
What is included with the round mill?
- Real leather playing field
- 6 marble playing pieces
Ovid reports that after you have placed three stones on the board, you should connect them to form a row in order to win the game....
Not a children's toy! Not suitable for small children. Choking hazard!
May only be used under adult supervision.