Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


January 09, 2017

Rare early games board from Southern Germany. Backgammon or tric-trac on the inside, chess and nine men morris on the outside. Nine men morris is a strategy game for two players, dating from the Roman Empire period and peaking in popularity during the Middle Ages.

The painted floral decoration is typical of Southern German and Austria.