Nine Men's Morris

Nine Men's Morris is a popular board game also known as Mill, Cowboy Checkers, Merrils, Mulino, Mulinello Grisia, Tris, or Filetto.
It has been chosen as benchmark for a series of research activities.

Information about the rules of the game can be found in the free resources (bottom of the page) or on the wikipedia page.


Each from 2015 to 2018, as part of the course of Foundaments of Artificial Intelligence M, groups of students have been invited to design a little prototype of an intelligent agent able to play to the game.

This challenge have made possible to acquire data which have been used for:


For any questions, feel free to contact professor Paola Mello (paola.mello *at*, professor Federico Chesani (federico.chesani *at*, or Andrea Galassi (a.galassi *at*  


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