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Abanga DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Africa, Middle Africa

Category Reconstruction, Done, Board, Sow, Two rows


Abanga is a two-row mancala-style game board that was played by the Zande people of central Africa in the mid-nineteenth century.


2x9 board. About 24 counters per player. Pieces are sown around the board.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Abanga (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 8) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 9) Reconstructed with Ludii
Abanga (Ludii 10) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.


Central Africa

Ludeme Description



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Avelot 1906: 268.

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Avelot, M. 1906. "Le jeu des godets: un jeu africain à combinaisons mathématiques." Bulletins et mémoires de la société d'anthropologie de Paris 7: 267-271.

Schweinfurth. G. 1875. Au coeur de l'Afrique: 1868-1871, voyages et découvertes dans les régions inexplorées de l'Afrique centrale Tome 2. Paris: Hachette.



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