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Balkan Mancala DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Europe


This two-row mancala-style game, the name of which has not been preserved, is attested in traveler's accounts and archaeological excavations of the Balkans.


2x6 board. Several counters in each hole. PLayers sow the counters. When the final counter lands in a hole, making it contain an uneven number of counters, the counters are captured. The player who captures all of the counters wins.



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Bikić, V. and J. Vuković. 2010. "Board Games Reconsidered. Mancala in the Balkans." Етноантрополошки проблеми 1: 183-209.

Poullet. 1668. Nouvelles relations du Levant. Paris: Louis Billaine.



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