Oware Equipment The game of Oware is played on a surface consisting of two rows of six hollows. The playing pieces should be hard objects small enough so that 12 or 15 of them will comfortably fit in one hollow. The materials used are not important - the hollows might be scraped in the ground or in sand, they might be carved in a soapstone board or made from an old egg box. Similarly the pieces might be small stones, marbles, shells or seeds. A typical combination is a wooden board with eight hollows carved in it and 48 small round seeds for pieces. On more ornate boards, there are often two extra hollows normally placed centrally at the end of each pair of rows.
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Plentifun guides you through the basic Mancala rules, and even some tips to make the equipment required to play.
Did You Know? The company sold million units of the phone, making Bantumi the most popular and bestselling version of the game. Mancala is not one game, but a category of similar kinds of games. There are as many as invented games of Mancala. Mancala games are played with holes or pits dug in the earth or carved in stones, as was done by our ancestors.
A more modern approach suggests using a wooden board, sizes of which vary according to different games. For playing pieces, seeds, beans, stones, cowry shells, colorful beads, etc. Would you like to write for us? Playing Objective Each player competes with the other to collect as many seeds as possible.
The player with the most seeds in the end is the winner. At the beginning of the game, 3 seeds are placed in every pit, except the stores. On every new turn, a player removes all the seeds from any one of the six pits, and drops one seed in each succeeding pit in a counter-clockwise fashion. When one of the two players exhausts all the seeds from the six pits, the game ends.
Here are some tips and tricks to make one at home. Done making another board. A very quick and easy-to-play game, Mancala is great when traveling or camping. Have fun and keep playing! Share it!
Mancala Game Rules
There are about different Mancala games, some versions are simple like Kalah or Oware but others like Omweso or Bao can be very complicated as they are played on two boards and sometimes played in a reverse direction. Components Folding Wood board with 2 rows of 6 pits holes. The Mancala-board is made up of two rows of six holes or pits. The six small holes on your side of the game board belong to you. Each player places 4 stones of every color in each of his 6 pits.
How to Play... MANCALA!!!