Mancala – is one of the oldest two-player strategy games in the world. Mancala is a general name which applies to a group of very old Asian and African games in which stones or seeds were moved from cups on a game board or holes in the ground. Rules of play vary from region to region. A great counting game, Mancala requires strategy and patience.
How to play:
- At the beginning of the game, 3-6 seeds are placed in each house. Typically, the winner of the previous game starts the next
- Each player controls the six houses and their seeds on his side of the board. His score is the number of seeds in the store to his
- Players take turns sowing their seeds. On a turn, the player removes all seeds from one of the houses under his control. Moving counter-clockwise, the player drops one seed in each house in turn, including the player's own store but not his
- If the last sown seed lands in the player's store, the player gets an additional move. There is no limit on the number of moves a player can make in his
- If the last sown seed lands in an empty house owned by the player, and the opposite house contains seeds, both the last seed and the opposite seeds are captured and placed into the player's
- When one player no longer has any seeds in any of his houses, the game ends. The other player moves all remaining seeds to his store, and the player with the most seeds in his store