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."

Among the earliest evidence of the game are fragments of a pottery board and several rock cuts found in Aksumite areas in Matara (in Eritrea) and Yeha (in Ethiopia), which are dated by archeologists to between the 6th and 7th century AD. The game is thought to be much older, possibly preceding written history.

This board is made from solid maple and is 18" long, 5" wide, and is 3/4" thick. The game comes with instructions, small stones for play, and a storage bag. I have made several of these games. Therefore while the board I send will be solid maple, you may not receive the exact board pictured.

Warning. Choking hazard. Not recommended for children under 5 years.

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Basic Mancala Game - Maple

Chandra on Jun 12th 2020

Beautifully crafted mancala game with incredible attention to detail. So much fun to play, too! Love everything about this buying experience!