A board game testing skills in strategy and planning. Played by two players. Suitable for children over five and adults. Most of these games have presences in different parts of the world. This game in the West is called Nine Men's Morris. In India itself, it is played under names such as Navkankari, Muhleand Daadi across different regions. A strategy alignment game where the aim primarily is to get as many points as possible by getting three coins in a row. The Two opposing players are given 9 coins each of two different colors. The players try to move them to get 3 coins in a row. While similar in movement to nougats and crosses, this game is far more complex.
The basic aim of a player is to make vertical or horizontal lines with three coins of one color. Every time this is achieved, one of the opponent's coin is removed. The ultimate objective is to bring the opponent's coins down to two, or to block all the opponent's moves, thus rendering the opponent unable to play. When such a final block occurs, the person creating the block is declared the winner.