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Adidada DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Board, Sow, Two rows


Adidada is a two-row mancala-style game board played by the Ewe people of Togo and Ghana.


2x6 board with two stores. Four counters in each hole. Sowing occurs in an anti-clockwise direction. When the final counter lands in a hole containing one or two counters, thus making it contain two or three counters, these are captured. When this capture is made, other holes with two or three counters in them, in an uninterrupted sequence behind the hole from which the first capture was made, are captured. The player who captures the most counters wins.

Schönhärl 1909: 144-147.


West Africa

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Schönhärl, J. 1909. Volkskundliches aus Togo. Dresden and Leipzig: C. U. Kochs Verlagsbuchhandlung.



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