NRICH: Mulinello Quadrupio

A game from Italy. Play with a friend and see if you can be the first to get five pieces in a line.

Age 5 to 18

A game for two players.

Resources: 
Each player needs five distinctive pieces.
A board marked out like the one above.

To play: 
Take it in turns to place a piece on any vacant blue circle on the board.
When all ten pieces have been placed then take it in turns to move one of your pieces to an empty adjacent blue circle along any of the marked lines.

Aim of the game: to be the first player to get their five pieces in a line – horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

This game is featured in ‘Board Games Round the World’ by Robbie Bell and Michael Cornelius (CUP 1988)


Deductive Reasoning & Logical Thinking
K-6, Middle School, High School

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