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I've drained about 500 of my precious in game currency trying to beat the Innkeeper of the Inn in the Homestead area for an achievement. Is there a trick to beating this guy? He is like the Six Men's Morris world champion or something and has already caused me so much rage.

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Nice to finally see AC3 questions finally. Hope this is still up for grabs to answer by the time I am done. Installing the game. :-) – ヴァイシャリ Oct 31 '12 at 17:33 This is a surefire way to win nearly 90% of the time! – user37820 Dec 2 '12 at 22:53
  1. Play first
  2. Place your first two pieces on the middle square at the top left and bottom right corners
  3. Switch to blocking the opponent from getting 3 in a row (a 'mill') for a couple of moves
  4. When you get a free move (i.e. you don't have to block) try to make a mill (line of 3)
  5. During steps 3 and 4 keep blocking/moving with a view to getting two mills that you can move between.
  6. Don't lose any pieces.
  7. If you get to a place where you can keep moving to complete a mill (ideally between two) you can use it to mop up all his pieces.
  8. You can break a mill and then re-complete it in two moves - if your opponent is more than 2 moves away from completing a mill you can use this to stop him too.

Here's a winning set up:

Set up to win

The top middle white piece can move up and down between two mills - at this point they can keep repeating to remove all black's pieces.

Here is a video with more detail.

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Just got it for the first time after like an hour. You have to play second, get it so that you end up 3 chips each with it being your turn, move your middle chip in the row you made to an adjacent corner. When he moves, create a row by moving one of the outside chips to the row he did not block.

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I'm not sure I understand your description. Where abouts on the board would your three chips be? Surely that is an important detail to add in... – Chris Nov 9 '12 at 15:44

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