hist-games: Mancala

Maynard, Steven SMaynard at qtrndss1.telstra.com.au
Mon Sep 1 23:46:00 PDT 1997


is this game also known by the name Wari?
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  >  From: Andrea Benton
  >  To: hist-games at pbm.com
  >  Subject: RE: hist-games: Mancala
  >  Date: Tuesday, 2 September 1997 3:59AM
  >
  >  Hi!
  >
  >  Mancala is a board games, usually made out of wood, with six cups
in each
  >  row, and two home cups...kinda looks like a egg carton. Usually
between 2
  >  players.
  >
  >  Most games start by putting 4 pieces in each cup, 21 cups total.
The
  >  object is to remove the beans from your side, and sow them around
the
  >  board. There are diffrent versions of the rules. Some capture your
  >  oppenets pieces, some try to get their pieces into their home cup.
  >
  >  I'm looking at a library book called "The World of Games, Their
Origins
  >  and History..." It has alot of information on older style games. It
has 3
  >  versions of Mancala too.
  >
  >  I play a simple version...it's easy enough, that my kids play it
also..
  >
  >  Leona
  >
  >
  >
  >
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