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Ouélé, Ivory Coast, Dan. Such game boards are well known in most parts of Africa. They are still used nowadays. The stones are usually fruit kernels.

Ouélé, Ivory Coast, Dan. Such game boards are well known in most parts of Africa. They are still used nowadays. The stones are usually fruit kernels.

Africa | Board game ~ mancala ~ from the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo | Wood; mid brown patina with traces of black pigment

Africa | Board game ~ mancala ~ from the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo | Wood; mid brown patina with traces of black pigment

African Game board for Mancala. Mancala is a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called "sowing" games, or "count-and-capture" games, which describes the gameplay. The word Mancala comes from the Arabic word Naqala, meaning literally "to move." No one game exists with the name Mancala; the name is a classification or type of game. This word is used in Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt, but is not consistently applied to any one game.

African Game board for Mancala. Mancala is a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called "sowing" games, or "count-and-capture" games, which describes the gameplay. The word Mancala comes from the Arabic word Naqala, meaning literally "to move." No one game exists with the name Mancala; the name is a classification or type of game. This word is used in Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt, but is not consistently applied to any one game.

A lovely carved wooden board for a long variant of mancala (http://www.aerobiologicalengineering.com/wxk116/Roman/BoardGames/mancala.htm?utm_content=buffer48c28&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer)

A lovely carved wooden board for a long variant of mancala (http://www.aerobiologicalengineering.com/wxk116/Roman/BoardGames/mancala.htm?utm_content=buffer48c28&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer)

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