Nine men's morris is a classic board game that has been rendered for smartphones and tablets just like many other social games. Many of you might know the game Doublemill, one of the first Nine men's morris games for Android.
The Developer studio +1 Labs developed this classic game into Doublemill 2 Nine men's morris, an unofficial follow-up. How well this game did will be explained in the app test review!
Doublemill 2 Nine men's morris already looks great thanks to its great design right from the beginning with the menu. You have the choice of three modes: challenge, free-play and Heads up!
In challenge mode, you play against the computer whose skill level continues to improve progressively during the game and who has a few tricks up its sleeve. Basically, the mode corresponds to free-play mode with the difference that the difficulty increases automatically and you can always continue the game right without needing to select a difficulty level.
In Heads-up Mode, you can play with 2 players on the same device and this worked very well.
At the end of a game, the game progression is played back so that you can see which mistakes you made. Up until the game is over, you're able to see the playing time and the number of moves. This information will be carried over to the overall stats that gives you a good overview of the entire game. The statistics also include the number of wins, the game playing time, the lost men, the total number of players and the average amount of time per round.
The game also has a few sound effects which sound like Android system sounds. It has a very modern and fresh sound.
Doublemill 2 Nine men's morris is a simple and well-made Nine men's morris game for Android. Contrary to the various boardgames clones, the design is true ''skeuomorph'' which means that the reality is not simulated. Instead the game is made like a real Android game and is a lot of fun.
Screen & Controls
The developer of Doublemill 2 Nine men's morris put an emphasis on the design and operation of this game. The entire game is made in holo style which may seem tad strange at first but actually looks quite good.
The controls were simple if you understand the rules of the game. These can be found within the menu.
Doublemill 2 Nine men's morris is a free game and is financed by ads in the Google Play Store. The ads weren't really bothersome since they didn't cover the entire display but popped up where there was room.