Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed III Achievements

Original Gamer

Win a game of Fanorona, Morris and Bowls on the Homestead.  

There are a total of 3 little mini games you can play in this game. Once you have your Homestead built up, you will be able to play them there as well.

Fanorona: You find this game inside of the Manor at the Homestead. To win this game, you must capture all of the opponents pieces. You must move a piece away or towards the opposite color. When one is taken all of the ones in a straight line from it will get removed. Pick to move second. This is on Expert difficulty automatically, so don't expect to have an easy time here. Sometimes the AI will make a move that ends up removing a ton of your pieces with a combo. If it looks like you're going to lose, you probably will. Use the quit out method to try again. If you can manage a combo or two yourself then you stand a decent chance. Let the AI go first, and try to follow the below video. If it isn't doing the same moves, quit and try again. This might be your best shot at getting this won.

Bowls: Travel South of the Manor to the little town and right near the inn is an outside game. This game is Intermediate difficulty (phew). One player throws the main ball on the ground, then each players gets 4 balls to try and get as close as they can to the main one. You throw until you are closest. Whoever ends with the most balls closest to the main, wins. Try to make the blue circle as small as you can when throwing. If it's possible, knock an opponents ball away while also making yours closer. This is the easiest of the 3 games but it might take some getting used to before you win. There are 2 rounds to win.

Morris: Right next to Bawls is the Inn and a tavern. Inside is the game. Here you must place pieces and create 3 in a line to take away an opponents piece. It's usually best to start and place your pieces in two corners. After you run out of pieces (after placing them), you must move your current ones. At 3 pieces left you can move them anywhere on the board. This game is also very difficult and on Expert when you play it at the Homestead. Watch the video below as a reference. This may take several attempts.

Note: Keep in mind, you must bet and win 500 total for a thieves guild challenge.


Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 21 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Wheelie209
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 03:47:59 AM

Whats Fanorona? anyone know?

Comment #2 by WolfmanStarrk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 04:01:39 PM

Is this one Gambling Related I wonder

Comment #3 by israelbeta
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 01:53:46 PM

@1: Here's Fanorona's wikipedia entry:

Comment #4 by rockhopper
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 02:01:56 PM

These are all minigames that you play against NPC's in various locations. You can bet a wager against them and the difficulty of the opponent increases throughout the game. They are simple games like, Fanorona is similar in a way to checkers, while Morris is maybe a little similar to tic tac toe with a twist. I have not come across anyone playing Bowls yet.

Comment #5 by SjaccoPopino
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 01:50:17 AM

What is "the Homestead"?

Comment #6 by shadowfalcon14
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 10:44:45 AM

homestead is your home like where the mansion is and stuff

Comment #7 by JackAzzMcTittles
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 08:54:53 PM

i cant win fanorana to save my life

Comment #8 by nemonobody
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 10:18:31 PM

^ Me neither.

Comment #9 by TheyCallMeNis
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 12:01:49 AM

I have come to the realization that I suck royally at these games.

Comment #10 by rblair
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 12:31:10 AM

Fanorona is such bullshit!

Comment #11 by bennyboy585
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 02:31:42 AM

I just got "fanorona" but "nine man morris" is kicking my but!

Comment #12 by Hobbes_213
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 05:05:43 AM

i've won each gme type but not at the homestead cos the homestead is expert difficulty

Comment #13 by rblair
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:04:53 AM

I just won at expert Fanora and now I am never playing it again.

Comment #14 by Irish Shadow
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 01:51:27 PM

This achievement is so lame. They should be challenging, not impossible. Nine Men's Morris is retardedly hard. Anytime I get close to winning, the computer pulls some cheap ass move.

I hope the people at Ubi responsible for this achievement choke on semen.

Comment #15 by nemonobody
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 03:47:19 PM

I have tried everything for nine mans Morris, i can't do it.
This is too hard, needs a patch.

Comment #16 by rblair
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 06:47:35 PM

Here you go all:

Comment #17 by FirstNameSam
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 07:46:30 PM

@15, not all achievements are going to be easy. Be thankful AC:3 is incredibly easy.
It's a tough one but just learn how to play the boardgames

Comment #18 by rblair
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:07:44 PM

@17, it's not really easy when the NPC cheats like this bullshit.

I just filmed that 20 minutes ago and put it on Youtube. Before I started filming I had 2 more pieces on the board that magically disappeared due to the NPC warping. Fucken horseshit, I am so rattled.

Comment #19 by Nightmare sKz
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:49:23 PM

someone please help with Fanorona. Its hareder than any part of the campaign its kinda bull to be honest.

Comment #20 by Nightmare sKz
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 12:19:59 AM

#16 thankkkk youuuu

Comment #21 by Decoy Octopus
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 01:20:32 AM

@18, when you're down to three pieces, you can "fly" anywhere on the board.

Comment #22 by Pantera160
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 10:47:56 AM

Its really hard since the NPCs are on expert but since you play against the pc its not all that hard.
They have a certain routine in their games. Just play the games a couple of times against an easier opponent and when you lose, try to use their strategy.

@16 great guide btw

Comment #23 by Mad Ocelot God
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 08:29:16 PM

So, apparently I don't understand Nine Men Morris at all. Every single time I attempt to either place the third man to complete a mill (in all 3 phases), the game won't let me select the space I need to complete the mill. Every. Damn. Time. What am I doing wrong?

Comment #24 by Metalhead6swild
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 09:18:50 PM

@ 16 fantastic guide

Comment #25 by JayShockblast
Sunday, November 04, 2012 @ 08:02:30 AM

These games are the absolute worst. Glad to know I am not the only one that thinks they are pathetic. It's not about being hard. They are next to impossible. This Morris game is idiotic. There is literally no strategy to it other than let the computer win so you can, for some reason, move your piece anywhere you want and knock them out. About the only thing I can accomplish is getting them to call a tie. I get that not everything can be easy, but I haven't been able to win a single game of ANYTHING I've played and I'd like to think I am pretty competent.

Comment #26 by stantonphl
Sunday, November 04, 2012 @ 04:13:19 PM


You're not completing the move. Trust me, I was confused at first too. You have to place the piece down AND choose an opponent's piece to take off the board.

Comment #27 by Mad Ocelot God
Sunday, November 04, 2012 @ 05:54:55 PM


Thanks! I managed to figure it out last night (shortly after I posted), then I felt like a tard.

Comment #28 by abeast
Sunday, November 04, 2012 @ 07:32:07 PM

Morris is the stupidest game ever... Lol u can move anywhere u want with three left? That is retarded. But I got it so.

Comment #29 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 12:17:30 AM

If anyone wants to find a great motivator for violent suicide go ahead and play Morris on Expert.

Comment #30 by Itz LompeDraak
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 09:16:44 AM

To easily win every game of Fanorona follow these steps:

1) Visit this URL:

2) Under the "Level" tab set:
1 1/2 to 10 seconds
Then click OK.

3) Under the "Options" tab set:
- Computer is black, human plays white
- White pieces start at the top
- White makes the first move
- Multiple captures on first move ok
Then click OK.

4) Then in Assassins Creed, choose "No" to "Do you want to start first?"

5) For every move Achilles makes, do the same move in the Java game. Now replicate every move the Java game does in Assassins Creed.

The java game takes some time getting used to. Just play around with it to understand how you move and capture chips. Good luck!

(Credits goes to SpinelesS from Xbox360Achievements.or

Comment #31 by Itz LompeDraak
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 09:18:06 AM

(Credits goes to SpinelesS from
(Credits for posting goes to Herman Gatevold from and on

Comment #32 by Laag5002
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 11:23:34 AM

Might slit my wrist.

Comment #33 by Pineconekiller
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 03:22:09 PM

Haha I lost so many games it's funny, kind of like the achievement though gives a break of grinding out side missions.

Comment #34 by JackAzzMcTittles
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 04:39:09 PM

Comment #35 by grumpyyogi1968
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 08:27:47 PM

Bowl is easy, fanorona is chess, need to think ahead cuz you might lose quickly. Morris however took me a few shot to figure out but the easiest way to win is to reduce your opponent to 4 or 5 pieces and block him so he has no move available. this way i win on expert lvl everytime. NEVER take your opponent down to 3 pieces, they move everywhere and that is really ennoying.

Comment #36 by E vee dub
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 09:15:21 PM

Comment #30 has the site and the way to win.
Just put computer against computer and eventually you'll win.
It's a bit complicated to explain how to control both, but you're smart and can figure it out.

Good luck!

Comment #37 by Saracin
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 12:06:59 AM

Something to keep in mind to save time later is to bet 100 each time. The reason is there's a Thieves Challenge that requires you to have won a total of 500 from mini games, so each time you win towards the achievement you make this challenge just a little less time consuming later. Plus for the last 200 you can just find the beginner player for the game you're best at and kick his ass, like the Bowls guy near your ship.

Comment #38 by mitroc
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 12:39:17 PM

at the end of the game it bebomes a pain in the ass. I tell you!

Comment #39 by Infernal Satan
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 01:27:19 PM

#30 I always end up in a Draw

Comment #40 by Infernal Satan
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 02:54:32 PM

Additional comment on #16 for Nine Men's Morris

Think blocking instead of removing the opponent.

Comment #41 by Infernal Satan
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 03:13:44 PM

#30 I always end up in a Draw

Comment #42 by gary55k
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 04:46:30 PM

dam games are crazy took me like 20 times to win at Fanorona

Comment #43 by RemkoX360
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 08:03:53 PM

retarded achievement.

Comment #44 by FringedAcrobat6
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 09:41:44 PM

Fanorona is so dang hard! Every time I do anything my opponent ends up doing a 6 move blitz removing half my pieces from the board... Frustrating!!!

Comment #45 by Zoomt1
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 10:20:11 PM

This is a BS achievement I had 8 pieces in fanorona and he had 1 and I though o great 1 down 3 to go then boom all my pieces are gone this is total BS I'm not going to be able to get the achievement.

Comment #46 by E vee dub
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 06:17:54 AM

Yes !!!!
Finally go it!

Comment #47 by TheDuster360
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:11:00 AM


play as if u are the ai in assassins creed what ever he dose u do in this and what ever the ai in this dose u do in assassins creed

select v11 for hard mode
hope this helps

(i got this from

my gt: Duester x Adam

Comment #48 by morajr13
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 12:44:02 AM

Was having a hard time with Fanorona but I finally got the achievement!

Comment #49 by silverkngt101
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 07:39:33 AM

Just completed this one. For the Bowls game, make sure it's against Terry by the Inn, not the one against the shipmate by the dock.

Comment #50 by shinobigarth
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 07:10:25 PM

Morris is really easy at least. just start by placing in the corners, block a mill anytime the computer is about to put the 3rd one in a row, hopefully you should get 1 or 2 mills of your own before you start moving the pieces around. if you do it right you should have more than 1 option for a mill with any 1 piece, making it so the computer cant block all your moves with only 1 turn.

Comment #51 by dboygluttony
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 10:07:44 PM

I won all the games at the homestead but it didn't give me the achievement.
anyone else had this problem?

Comment #52 by morajr13
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 12:46:28 AM

@51 Did you play Bowls against Terry by the Inn like "silverkngt101" mentioned or did you play Bowls against the shipmate by the Aquila?

Comment #53 by silverkngt101
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 10:25:50 AM

bowls against terry by the inn, morris inside the inn, and fanorana in the mansion are the ones i beat and got the achievement

Comment #54 by inmate00187
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 11:19:03 AM

The bowls game by the inn is set as intermediate on my game. Does it level up to expert as I complete more story or does the achievement pop with fanarona and norris on expert and bowls on intermediate?

Comment #55 by inmate00187
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 11:22:01 AM

Also, I played bowls against the lumberjacks during the homestead mission already. I've beaten fanarona and morris expert legit (yes, it almost cost me an xbox in frustration) no achievement so far.

Comment #56 by CaptainHeroes
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 03:24:59 PM

First you must be patient with ( Achilles ) Because he is very skillful
Once you beat Achilles This trophy/Achievement will be easy

Comment #57 by misterniceguii
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 04:24:11 PM


Okay, so my idea was to get the computer to verse a computer, because there is no way I can win a game I just learned. After a few tries, I WON.

Here is a link to a game
go to option, chose computer vs. human (that way in the computer game you can play as the assassin's creed computer) and then chose "hard". Eventually you will win! When you get down to 3 pieces though, you're on your own, try to make it so that one piece can go into two slots to form mills.

Another game is downloadable and has "unbeatable" setting, but you'd have to go second in assassin's creed. It's


Comment #58 by NHVH
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 12:16:23 PM

Comment #30 just won Fannie for me.
Comment #16 just won Morris for me.
Bowls is easy regardless of difficulty and there is a beginner course by the ship if you suck.

Comment #59 by XX HEH8ME XX
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 05:56:32 PM

#30 and #47 have the sites in which you can play against the computer, no other way I could have won thank you to both of you

Comment #60 by Restartz
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 01:31:11 AM

In Morris, the innkeeper is a fucking cheater he jumped spaces that weren't event connected by lines

Comment #61 by ryan9483
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 02:34:28 PM

Bowls was easy and fanorama was just luck. Morris was such a pain in the ass. I downloaded a morris game on my phone, set it to the hardest difficulty, and after making the opponent go first I'd copy his moves for my own on the phone and compared its moves to the game. Finally got it this way.

Comment #62 by eLpuntius
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 05:23:39 AM

If the innkeeper has 3 pieces left he can move them everywhere.

Bowls is no problem.

Somebody a better for fanorona?
The program from #30 don't work for me.

Comment #63 by ebin
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 11:41:01 PM

I try to use the program in #30 but the first AI makes I am unable to replicate in program. I can do other moves but not the move AI makes. sucky.

Comment #64 by ebin
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 11:46:56 PM

Figured it out, for some reason it thinks the white and black pcs nearest the center are opposite colors.

Comment #65 by Jordan2433
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 12:40:05 AM

where is bowls located at? I beat the other two games. I just have to find bowls now. Someone said the inn? where is the inn at? I cant seem to find bowls

Comment #66 by Jordan2433
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 12:41:56 AM

^^^^^I am also only on sequence 6, if that matters at all.

Comment #67 by XX HEH8ME XX
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 12:23:33 PM

@66 one of the homestead missions for the lumberers is learning to play bowls, you get the inn by helping the innkeepers in another homestead mission, if you dont have it just keep doing homestead missions
if theres no more homestead do the main missions to adbance the story and you'll get more

Comment #68 by JDawg1414
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 01:50:44 AM

These games are so freaking rigged! I get close to winning at Fanorona or Bowels and the AI comes out with some cheap crap move! Stupid beyond all reason!!

Comment #69 by Shadow Rabbi
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 03:17:23 PM

I posted information on the clubs and how to play two of the games in the achievement guide thread in the forums.

Comment #70 by JDawg1414
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:36:54 PM

So I played Morris and I had my pieces set to form a MILL, you know the row of 3... so the move was valid but the game would NOT let me form a MILL and take the comps piece.... total cheating by the game!

Comment #71 by starkiller1451
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 09:21:28 AM

i am playing against the church guy in the manor on fanorona, i follow each guide i see but he makes the oppisite move everytime. is this guy differnet when u play against achilles? someone help me please. i really want this achievement

Comment #72 by Jake317
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 02:01:47 PM

My 9 Man's Morris is fucking rigged or something, it wont let me put my pieces 3 in a row but the fucking computer can, it's god damn bullshit! Can someone please post a guide that fucking works?

Comment #73 by morajr13
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 04:21:56 PM

@71 I also played against the priest in fanorona to get this achievement. At first I had a hard time following the video guide to beat him cause he always did something different, but if you keep starting a new match against him and do the same thing over and over, eventually he will do the exact same moves as the AI in the video. It takes patients and a ton of forfeiting. Just make sure not to bet any money. This won't effect you from getting the achievement.

Comment #74 by PortlandFrank
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 07:04:28 PM

Watching the guide really does work for fanorana. It took me about 30-35 forfeits but eventually it went step by step.

Comment #75 by starkiller1451
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 10:44:41 PM

@73 thanks ill keep trying that.

Comment #76 by morajr13
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 11:57:04 PM

I meant "patience" in my last post.

Comment #77 by seifershepard
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 01:31:36 AM

Hey guys, finally after hours trying to beat that old man on Nine men morris, i finally beat him. it was kinda tricky lol. First go to this site: and set the difficulty to VII (left side of the game). now start a nine men morris in the AC3 and let the dude plays first, and then all you have to do is make the same move he made into that flash/java game, and use the computer moves in your game. Got it done on first try. Btw, my english sucks, so i hope you guys can understand what i meant lol. (Source: )

Comment #78 by seifershepard
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 01:56:56 AM

Oh and btw, i tried this method 3 times (thief challenge "win 500 playing games") and i won on all of them. the third time i thought it was gonna end as a draw (even the game ofered me a draw lol) but the AI of that website destroyed the ac3 AI LOL

Comment #79 by outof36
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 08:53:25 AM

@77 This worked for me too, so much quicker than having to actually learn the old game

Comment #80 by CRNBRD
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 09:39:43 PM


Download it, play the moves all the game plays (let it play first), then mimic what the computer shows you.

I won the first game I played.

Comment #81 by starkiller1451
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 06:41:45 PM

THE FUCKING INNER KEEPER IS FUCKING CHEATING ANY GUIDE I LOOK UP HE DOES THE OPPISITE OF THE PERSON!!!!!! I restart so many times and he never follows the guides. this is the only game keeping me from the achievement. i my about to F******** BREAK SOMETHING IF I DONT WIN

Comment #82 by Jaxl187
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 04:38:54 AM

@81, read comment #77, I was trying for over an hour with the youtube guide without any succes, but then I did what #77 said in his comment and got it the first time I tried. worked like a charm. ^^

Comment #83 by Witch66
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 05:45:57 AM

Thank you #30 for posting that. got it on my first try. now just off to play bowls and hopefully "bobs my uncle" and it should pop.

Comment #84 by starkiller1451
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 06:29:35 AM

@82 i did i tried every guide to this game i can find. still no luck

Comment #85 by Jake317
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 07:35:24 AM

@81 I was having the same problem, still no luck, been at it for almost 2 weeks.

Comment #86 by mongo1991
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 11:12:58 AM

took me ages to do all three but so glad when i finally did them at long last!! However i was sooo gutted when the fucking achievement did NOT unlock!! WTF!!! so now i'm trying again and its just not happening!! the 1st lot must have been pure luck!!

Comment #87 by xXSARKURDZz
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 07:35:46 PM

**** you Ubisoft i won with 7 left lalalalalalalalal

Comment #88 by xXSARKURDZz
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 10:01:58 PM

i just beat morris and got the achievement
morris is really piece of cake just need some tactics
just try to remove 5 of his 9 pieces don't remove anymore of his pieces or he will move his last 3 pieces as he likes so just remove 5 of them
after you did this just try follow his pieces till he can't moves
then you win the game

try some programs to win but none of them works because assassin's creed robot are so hard just do what i wrote

sorry for my English :D

Comment #89 by InfinityHacker
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 01:21:32 PM

this is probably the hardest one for me

Comment #90 by The Produca
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 03:35:12 PM

Fuck bowl. Why is this achievement now the hardest achievement to get. I'd rather just mod to get it. Shouldn't be losing 10 games in a row to bullshit.

Comment #91 by Bazajaytee
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 11:45:43 PM

Google "Nine Mens morris web game" its the merelles link (1st)

Set the game to Roman Numerals VII (7, way better than X360's Expert mode)

Then in X360 board, DO NOT PLAY FIRST ( SELECT NO)


every move X360 AI makes first (WHITE always moves first) MOVE on the MERELLES board using BLUE. Then whatever move the merelles AI makes on the website game (RED) YOU move on the X360. WINNING!

Comment #92 by Peck4
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 04:11:52 PM


Comment #93 by WerewlfKingAlex
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 12:28:18 AM

Comment #91 Bazajaytee I LOVE YOU DUDE! I did this like 5 times and I was getting beyond angry! xD

Comment #94 by Gemgemchan
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:37:53 PM

Number 91 that worked brilliant ! It never felt so good to win!

Anyone who is having trouble with fanorana try and get as many middle pieces as you can, that's how I managed to win.

I'm currently having trouble playing bowls though. The rating when you go against Godfrey isn't expert like the other too. So is it somewhere else I'm suppose to play on the homestead? Or is it suppose to be like that.

Also confused on how to win, so any tips on what I should do would help !

Comment #95 by MorbidEclipse24
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 04:54:24 AM

Yes, #30 and #47 ... those two sites.. i know the site for morris works 100% just keep playing after the draw.. im about to try fanorona.. wanted to do it myself.. but it gets down to 6 total pieces and i get fucked.. lol. Expert level is ridiculous. This is my last achievement dammit. Good luck to everyone else too lmao

Comment #96 by MorbidEclipse24
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 04:56:35 AM

I played bowls by the Aquila.. instead of the other one.. it was beginner difficulty....

Comment #97 by MorbidEclipse24
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 05:52:23 AM

The fanorona site was a success!!! finally.. Bowls by the Aquila obviously doesnt count.. no achievement.. so I guess only Bowls by the Inn count. By apologies for mass comments

Comment #98 by Gemgemchan
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 05:56:22 AM

Yeses finally got them all ! Bowls is located by the inn. I basically kept using lob shot but aimed a little south of the Jack ball so that it rolls up to it.

Comment #99 by Bim87
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:10:51 AM


Comment #100 by Cayusez
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:40:44 AM

Watched a few vid's but no luck so I read you download an App on your phone called morris and you put it onto hard and you let them go first.

So keep track on your moves as you can get confused.

The moves they do on the app you do on Assassins morris and the ones he does you input on your phone game. So he goes first on your phone and you go first on the real game

Worked first time but i did read it doesnt always work but worth a try.

Comment #101 by snowstorm666
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 01:25:32 AM

At #30 Thank you sooooooooo much I was going insane with rage over Fanorona.

Comment #102 by SweetBlackMagic
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 09:16:06 AM

Finally got this yesterday. Morris is a nightmare. Twice I had him down to his last three pieces and had ALL of mine. I lost the first time and only had three myself in the second (winning game). The AI is brutal...thinks so many moves ahead. Fanorona was cake compared to Morris. I almost won my very first game. Won on probably my fifth game. Just look for multiple move opportunities...I ended up taking out almost his entire back row with a three move sequence. Good luck!

Comment #103 by SK83R SH00T0UT
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 07:45:51 PM

IMPORTANT: All games have to be done in one sitting. I had won Bowls once before but not the other two, and when I won the other two many days later - No Achievement. I played and won bowls in the same sitting as the other two - Achievement Unlocked.

Comment #104 by rfmgunner
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 03:38:14 AM

If your stuck on Nine Man Morris please go to this website

Now set the game to roman numerals VII on the right side (should be the bottom one) Now back to the XBOX, let the innkeeper play first. Copy the innkeepers move onto the board on the website. So you play the Innkeepers moves on the website and you play the Websites moves on the XBOX. And you should win first time (he may take one of your pieces but after that it's a white wash)

Need a more info let me know

Comment #105 by SweetBlackMagic
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:20:02 PM


This wasn't the case for me. I won each game on a different day over a span of about 6 days.

Comment #106 by starkiller1451
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 08:06:47 AM


Comment #107 by Bsmittel
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 12:52:20 AM

HA #30's program has played into a draw 10 times in a row, what a pos achievement, fu UBISOFT

Comment #108 by The Cipriani
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 02:48:39 PM

morris is the impossible one, if i play attacking i get 2 lines before we run out of chips, but sicne there all bunched together he traps me in ... instant lose
if i play defending he does so many double attacks that i lose too many pieces by the time i have 3 left so its too difficult to win from there ...
ive looked at guides and example games everywhere and he isnt half as hard on there as he is for me, he neve makes any silly moves or mistakes for me.
Impossible, about a month of playing it and im damn good but he is impossible.

Comment #109 by The Cipriani
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 04:42:26 PM

anyone struggling with morris:
go first, your first few moves should be to take the spots that have 4 escapes, then 3 escapes ... avoid the corners as they only have 2 escapes.
From these positions you should be able to get double attacks (which means placing chips so that if he blocks your line you can still get one anyway).
Dont be greedy when placing chips, i only took one of his before the sliding part of the game.
Once you get to the sliding part, try to free up your pieces so they can move (again going for the spots that have 4/3 espace routes). make sure he cant move anywhere to get a line and think about 4/5 moves ahead.
If youve placed your piece well enough there should be a fair few oppertunitites to get a line, once you do keep moving it out and in until he only has 4 piec

Comment #110 by The Cipriani
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 04:45:43 PM

4 pieces left
Instead just try to block his pieces into the corners so he cant move at all and you win.
i played this game about 200 times and have never won by removing all his pieces, only once by trapping him in the corners!
Good luck, i hope everyone elses AI wasnt as hard as mine, he was supposed to be expert, not unbeatable.

Comment #111 by briangetsweird
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 01:01:49 AM

this one took a few frustrated attempts to accomplish but in the end worth the sense of accomplishment. (if you beat the games on your own)

Comment #112 by Jenovaproject
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:01:35 PM

Bowls is really, really really easy. To cheat.

When Terry is starting his throw, press Start and then back out of the pause menu about three times. He will drop the ball near his feet or really close to the throwing area... even if you suck at this minigame, you can beat it if you get it ANYWHERE near close to the jack.

Comment #113 by irritatie
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 08:35:03 AM

What a terrible achievement.

First I thought setting up several AI's was a great idea, but for me it ended up in a lot of draws or losses.

I'm afraid you have to really play to understand the games to get this achievement.

Now that I have the achievement after almost 8 hours, I'm pretty sure I'm never going to play a single board game in Assassins Creed.

Comment #114 by PeteNutz
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 02:31:54 PM

This bowls malarkey is a cheating bastard. I was up 4-0 and lost 5-4 cos my bowls started missing every damn thing by a mile. Ended up going straight through all the others but without actually moving any of them. Someone at Ubisoft needs spanking.

Comment #115 by Wogman1964
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 03:21:51 PM

So with nine men morris and fornona do you have to place a bet of ten pounds or can you still get the acheivment with no money placed on the game?

Comment #116 by T-Dub333
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 02:18:47 PM

Comment #30 just won Fannie for me.
Comment #16 just won Morris for me.

Comment #117 by them sticks
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 10:59:33 AM

The only board game I've been able to win at is checkers. The other three are impossible! I'm convinced going first in Morris and Fanorona puts one at a disadvantage, but that could be my way of rationalizing how much I suck at them.

Comment #118 by drkwatch
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 10:00:35 PM


Comment #119 by Fuqua6300
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 01:41:23 AM

On fandora if he offers a draw DO NOT TAKE IT just keep pushing his pieces to the back row where he can not move backwards to get you and you will win

Comment #120 by ricearoni06
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 03:54:01 PM

Finally got it. Bowls was the hardest for me to win!!

Comment #121 by Rossyt
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 06:50:43 AM


Comment #122 by Mike-H
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 08:48:06 AM

I've won all the games several times and this won't unlock.

Comment #123 by lConundrum
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 12:00:32 PM

^- I'm in the same boat, won all the games at least 3 times each, even done all 3 in the same sitting, no pop.

Comment #124 by frostysnowman99
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 03:44:17 PM

Hasn't unlocked for me either, all that hard work.

Comment #125 by JOE TERMINAT0R
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 02:31:13 PM

In 9 man morris, if u can manage to make it 3vs3 (3 pieces each) and never accept his draw offer (4x for me) he eventually makes a bad move. Just try keep 2 of ur 3 pieces together while blocking his rows. #119's strategy is the same 1 I used (just keep trying to beat Achiles back), and bowls is just a matter of persistence and knocking Terry's bowls out of the way while keeping your's as close to the red ball as possible, it doesn't matter if u go 1st or 2nd I've beat him both ways. And no u don't have to play all the games in succession but ALL MUST BE DONE ON THE HOMESTEAD.

Comment #126 by Big Al RM
Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 07:11:38 PM

#30 took a while but did eventually win it for me! Thank god this achievement was doing my head in! The game in the link takes a bit of getting used to and doesnt always do the same as Achilles, but eventually it will go your way

Comment #127 by Ylidie
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 07:16:58 AM

The achievement is not glitched. To my knowledge you have to play Fanorona on Expert difficulty. It is automatically set to expert at the Homestead Mansion, so if you want the achievement you must play Fanorana there. It may be like that with Morris and Bowls as well, but I have not looked to see what difficulty they are set to, although it is most likely they also are set to Expert.

Comment #128 by AscendingSnow
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 08:50:31 PM

I know that Bowls is on Intermediate, and Fanorona was on Expert.

I also know that Fanorona SUCKS

Comment #129 by Suthef
Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 01:19:20 PM

Well nice achievement

Comment #130 by gothicbelle
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 07:21:06 PM

So i just beat all 3 games on the homestead and DID NOT get the achievement!!!!!! what the Fuck!!!!!

Comment #131 by gothicbelle
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 07:26:10 PM

do I have to play Achilles, cuz he's dead? Do I have to play the expert bowl, cuz I played the sailor beginner level?

Comment #132 by gothicbelle
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 08:13:50 PM

GOT IT!!!!! No you don't have to play Achilles, but you do have to play at the manor. And you DO have to play bowls at the tavern (Terry)

Comment #133 by Foyez5
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 07:44:49 AM

#131 gothicbelle

I too just won the bowls at the docks, just wondering if you win that does that count as part of getting the original gamer achivement?

Can anyone awnser the question?

Comment #134 by Foyez5
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 07:34:28 PM

Just won the bowls at the tavern took me 40 mins or so! now i have to dread doing the fucking fanorana!

Comment #135 by Foyez5
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 08:44:56 AM

Just won the fanorana took me like 2.5 hours!

Comment #136 by Foyez5
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:37:03 AM

Comment #118 by drkwatch

I gave my thanks to the creator of the video! finally got the achievement!

F**K You Ubisoft!

Comment #137 by BrandonN004
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 02:30:04 PM

fuck this achievement

Comment #138 by three15
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 10:13:30 AM

I fucking hate this fucking cheating arse game! I must've played it 100 times and i've never won. They say video games cause violence, i've never agreed until now, because i want to hunt down whoever invented this piece of shit! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Comment #139 by Splinter4
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 01:33:38 AM

YES!!! Finally!!!

Here's the answer you've been looking for:

The idea is to play the pieces that your AC3 opponent is playing vs the link's AI. Then simply duplicate each of computer's moves against your AC3 opponent. Computer vs. Computer!!! YES!!! It finally worked!!!

Comment #140 by TattedDad3
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 12:49:49 AM

Horrible... worst idea ever... makes me want to go back to punch the tv in the face and throw my controller at my wife and kids... lame as hell

Comment #141 by Mercury
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 04:33:47 PM

I think this was hands down one of the nose frustrating achievements I've ever gotten. Made me angrier at a game than I've been in years.

Comment #142 by Mercury
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 04:34:49 PM

*Most. Dunno how nose got there.

Comment #143 by Zachman10613
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 12:42:00 AM

Completed all of these, no achievement yet.... i guess i'm going to redo them...

Comment #144 by SweptbackFlame
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 11:32:45 AM

@ #91

Do what this guy says. I tried it first try and won without losing any pieces. Incredible... My achievement popped after that!

Comment #145 by DragonHunterUK
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 07:33:22 AM

Bowls is just impossible to win. I won round 1 with 3 points, but round 2 the twat beat me. That was the closest I ever got to winning the achievement.

This achievement is just a bloody joke and frustrating like hell. Just need to win Bowls then the achievement is mine.

But no way of winning, I've tried everyones tips for it

Comment #146 by halomike927
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 09:32:46 PM

I found bowls the easiest, morris wasn't that bad got it on my 2nd try, Fanorona on the other hand....IS FUCKIN' IRRITATING!!!

Comment #147 by HumorlessFOX
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 04:09:12 AM

Courtesy of splinter4...thank you sir.

That link which must be run on a Java capable pc/mac will help prepare you to beat Achilles while splinter4 truly does simplify the technique if using the Java app. I will mention that if any thing these sites will train you how to play the game w/o aid. I say this because I utilized the Java app twice both times ending in stalemate (with me having the advantage in more pieces on the board). I then decided to run it on my own following a similar strategy learned from the app and within about 10 moves I had Achilles down to 2 pieces and was able to pin him into sacrificing himself. So after 100+ games of fanorona I finally

Comment #148 by HumorlessFOX
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 04:14:49 AM

won vs Achilles.

Now on to bowls I won the training missions pretty easily so it shouldn't be too hard sort of like a cross between bowling and pool. Should get this chevo now in no time.

Morris was easy enough to win especially with the aid of my phone game app the merriles version is pretty good too as mentioned earlier in the comments.

Comment #149 by RumbleFish10
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 08:49:17 PM

These are THE most annoying mini games of any game I've ever played ugh

Comment #150 by RubberSoul1990
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 03:42:30 PM

This just adds another layer of boring to an already fairly boring game... a shame, they got so much right on the design and feel of the game but they just resorted to some reallty 'meh' features and storyline.

Comment #151 by TSaulZ
Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 10:10:57 PM

GODDAMN IS THIS ANNOYING, but i had too persist

Comment #152 by dborrell
Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 06:44:06 PM

This helps a lot with Morris, go here then go here :-D

Comment #153 by Rasta926
Friday, June 21, 2013 @ 08:54:44 AM

Arrrghhh, so hard!

Comment #154 by Leyna91
Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 10:09:41 AM

My 360 is about to be launched out of the window.

Comment #155 by twfpthakid
Saturday, July 13, 2013 @ 07:44:19 PM

finally beat all 3, did it in one sitting just in case. STILL didnt get the cheevo. HELP?!?!?!

Comment #156 by unknownmonkey26
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 06:07:39 PM

I'm in the same boat as comment #155. I beat all three, right in a row, didn't lose, and still didn't get the achievment.......


Comment #157 by Temesklk
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 05:19:02 PM

This shit is so stupid. Won bowls easily but the other two are too damn hard.

Comment #158 by Tango T
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 06:50:04 AM


I was really struggling to beat Fanorona on the Homestead, Achilles was wiping the floor with me every time. If however you complete all of the homestead missions Achilles eventually dies, you then play Fanorana against the Reverend. I'm not sure if this drops the difficulty or not but I started to then get offers of draws in most games as they ended in stalemate rather than me losing badly, after about 8 games I managed to beat him.

Comment #159 by PleXiuz
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:13:31 PM

not that easy

Comment #160 by CrazY Hoooligan
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 02:28:36 PM

I've already won every game at least 2 times at the homestead but the achievement does not pop up... anybody an idea what I'm doing wrong???

Comment #161 by onza08
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 07:18:07 PM

same here beat it a number of times but no achievement popping up ?????????

Comment #162 by Chikiki93
Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 09:52:29 AM

i really hate this achievement...

Comment #163 by IcemanThePutz
Saturday, October 05, 2013 @ 08:52:15 PM

I played inn keeper then Achilles then the guy at the docks and achievement didn't pop so I went to play terry(bowls)beat him and it popped...assuming difficulty must be intermediate or better...hope that somewhat helps cuz this was hell to get

Comment #164 by Jake12137
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 07:43:58 AM

I won at Bowls... Fanorona and Morris are ridiculous though! Really struggling, in Morris I'll get asked by the game if I want to draw the match and I pick no. The AI never gives you anythign and forces me to sacrifice a piece to get the game going again. Really annoying.

Comment #165 by daddywayhaar
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 09:17:20 PM

I cheated. The nine man Morris site listed above is fantastic, never lose. Used the fano site good takes a minute to figure out. Froze on me half way thru probably my WiFi but got lucky and won. Bowls is easy once you get the hang of it. Thanks for the tips!

Comment #166 by Jake12137
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 04:11:53 AM

Still struggling with Fanorona. The Priest is a ruddy machine! I don't bother betting any money now!

@16 - Daddywayharr, what Fanorona site?

Comment #167 by Jake12137
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 04:32:34 AM

Looks to be beneficial.

Comment #168 by Jake12137
Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 02:29:39 PM

Finally got it!

Comment #169 by bastsxbox360
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 08:41:07 PM

Won all 3 at the homestead in one session (is this even a thing?) but no achievement. What the fuck?

Comment #170 by bastsxbox360
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 11:17:25 AM

Okay, just got it. It doesn' t have to be in one session, but you have to play bowls at the tavern, not at your ship.

Also, when Terry' s about to make his throw, constantly press start. The ball lands at his feet and you can win in about two rounds.

Comment #171 by Blainecus
Monday, July 07, 2014 @ 10:06:29 AM

Nearly gave up on Fanorona - got it, and now I'm going to try to help you.

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FIRST POST OF THIS LINK. (This is your KEY to beating Fanorona; however, this does involve cheating the system.)

It's super early in the morning and I'm impatient as hell, so I nearly gave up on even trying to understand this person's instructions. But seriously, read it very closely and TRY to understand it, and you eventually will.

At first the link they were saying to use was not working in my browser (Chrome) - even after installing Java 7 - so I added the url to the Java 7 program's Exception List (googled to figure out how to do this.) Took refreshing a couple of tim

Comment #172 by Blainecus
Monday, July 07, 2014 @ 10:07:53 AM

(cont'd) Took refreshing a couple of times, but I got it up. Following the poster's instructions closely, I beat Achilles first try.

Comment #173 by JSR
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 05:52:33 PM

This took the piss must've played fanorana 50 times before beating Achilles. other 2 were easy though thankfully.

Comment #174 by DragonHuntress7
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 @ 01:30:05 PM

Such a frusssssstrating achievement. Oh my God! Damn it UbiSoft.

Comment #175 by kabukininja
Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 11:55:29 PM

I lost on bowls 10 times in a row, on beginner. The last game dragged on for 6 rounds, just to rub it in like. I played chequers and drew twice. Wow I must be really shit at these minigames... balls to this cheevo..

Comment #176 by GreenTunics
Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 02:26:25 PM

can someone please do this for i will give you my proflie to lend and upload my save data to the Cloud Storage in Exchange i will do the same thing for your profile any achievement you missed in ac3 in good standing or Perfectionist Please PS: i have DLC with it must have I already beated Only Fanorona Private message me

Comment #177 by TheFlaminBean
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 12:09:12 PM

First of all, screw this achievement, it took me ages and a lot of frustration!

I eventually did it by using this site: On AC, select Achilles to go first, and put into the website every move that he does. Then, when the website responds, that's basically telling you which move to do on AC. Make sure you set the difficulty to highest. This strategy took a while, but worked for me! Good luck!

Comment #178 by thatgosling96
Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 02:05:30 PM

the ai is too hard they were set on this difficulty did nobody test the mini games

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US October 30, 2012
Europe October 31, 2012

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