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.

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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. Your scoring cup or store a. Object of the Game Have most stones in your mancala after all the stones on one side of the gameboard are captured.

Video Game Play The starting player choose a pit on his side of the board and pick up all the stones. In a counter-clockwise direction, the player now deposit one stone into each pit. If you drop a stone into your own store, deposit it and that stone is safe. If the last stone you drop is in your own store, you get a free turn. If you capture stones, place them directly in your Mancala store.

After you do dropped all your stones and capture any stones, your turn is over. The game continues with players alternating turns. How to Capture a Stone? By dropping the green stone into the empty pit, you will capture the two stones red and blue on the other side of the board. Take now all 3 stones green, red and blue and place them in your store mancala.

This score one point and enables you an additional turn. Check here for more detailed information about the best opening of Mancala. End of the Game As soon as all the six pits on one side of the board have been emptied, the game ends. The player who has still have stones left on his side of the board will capture all of those stones.

The players now count their stones in their mancala and the player with the most stones wins the game. He started selling it in , patented the design and rules in the s and founded the Kalah Game Company in Holbrook, Massachusetts in Kalah is played on a 2 X 6 Board with a "Kalah" at each end.

Players sow pieces around the board, including one into their Kalah as they pass. A second turn is allowed when it falls into the Kalah. The game is won by captures. The game has no African origins despite many claims to the contrary, even by its inventor, because there is no such game in the whole of Africa.


The Rules of Mancala

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. These are called "stores" - players place their captured stones in the store to their left.


Mancala Game Rules



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