Wooden and leather game box for chess, Nine men’s morris and Backgammon
Italy, 19th century
33 x 33,3 x 11,2 cm
Nine men’s morris also known as mill game (merelles, from the Latin world merellus which means « gamepiece ») is a strategy board game for two players dating to the Roman Empire. The board consists of a grid with twenty-four intersections or points. Each player has nine pieces, or "men", coloured black and white.
In the opposite side, the chessboard is decorated with 64 light brown and dark brown squares.
The leather interior has a tray for the game of Backgammon with 24 arrows grouped in 4 compartments.