Game #3; Nim
Time period: Known from the 16th Century
Players: 2 players
Materials: Leather, 12 wooden pieces
Product Dimensions: 12.5 cm width x 7.5 cm length
Age range: suggested for 8 years and over
This 16th Century game derives its name from the German word ‘nimm’ meaning ‘take’ or the related, but now obsolete, English verb nim meaning ‘to take’.
The actual game consists of a game board of soft leather with inscribed lines, 12 fired clay pieces and a Rules sheet. These are rolled inside a robust cardboard tube with end caps for easy transport.