Fox and Geese was played during the Middle Ages (1100-1453 CE) and is thought to be related to the game of Hnefatafl.
Historical documentation from the 1400s shows “fox and geese” game pieces being purchased by King Edward IV.
Morris was played extensively during the Middle Ages (1100-1453 CE), and potentially even as early as 1400 BCE!
The name comes from the Latin word merelles, meaning “Gaming Piece,” and there are many variants of the boards, pieces, and rules!
Included in this set:
Two games, “Fox and Geese as well as 9 mens morris.
Thick canvas fabric game board with our very own artistic versions of “Fox and Geese/9 Mens Morris” featuring historical Viking age art. Measuring a total size of 14 inch x 14inch. With a total playing field length of 12.5 inches x 12.5 inches
Hand punched .75x.75 inch game pieces including:
13 black circle leather playing pieces (geese).
9 white circle leather playing pieces (fox).
Storage pouch for playing pieces.
Rules for both games is included with alternative versions.
You may also choose to purchase this game with 6 spare playing pieces including 3 black circles and 3 white circle playing pieces for an additional 1$
Exactly what my son was looking for after a trip to Sweden, and great quality – arrived quickly!
Game is of excellent quality, looking forward to playing this with family. Only thing buyers should be aware of is if you are purchasing a double sided game cloth (printed on both sides) the ink does show through the other side. Small issue. Other than that, wonderfully crafted, amazing quality, lifer for sure.
Very nice games with super quick shipping. Just what I was looking for.
A+++Seller! I love the 2 in 1 Fox and Geese and 9 Men's Morris game, the quality and craftsmanship are excellent. I can't wait to play. The seller shipped out in lightning speed and the items were well packaged. I will be purchasing from again. Thank you for such a well crafted item, it is something you rarely see these days.
I have previously purchased 9 men's morris from these wonderful people and it has gone through my family like a storm. So I decided on this combo for another challenge. This lovely history will now live on in my family and friends. Hurrah. The seller ships quickly and safely and are very sweet people. Thank you.
I collect historic games and this is the perfect addition! 2 games in one. Good design and the tube it comes in is great to travel with. It came quickly and is just as pictured.
Lovely games, carefully packaged.