A Two-Player Game Of Strategy
This ancient game is believed to have originated some 3,500 years ago in Egypt. The name is derived from the Arabic verb naqala which means "to move". Boards were carved of wood, cut into stone or simply dug into the ground. Playing pieces consisted of various objects including beans, nuts, seeds, stones, etc. As word of the game spread, it became popular in Asia and Africa and is now played throughout the world.
The object is to accumulate the most pieces through a series of moves and captures. Two players sit facing each other with the board between them. The board consists of two rows of 6 small pits with a large pit at each end called a reservoir or scoring pit. The small pits hold the pieces to be played and the reservoirs hold the captured pieces.
There are many different variations of Mancala games played worldwide. The rules noted within these instructions will provide challenging and entertaining forms of play for you to enjoy.
Recommended Ages 6 & Up
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