background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads References Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Chongka' (Tchonka)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Micronesia

Category Board, Sow, Two rows


Chongka' is a two-row mancala-style board game played by the Chamorro people in the Marianas Islands. It was documented in the early twentieth century by Georg Fritz. It is similar to other mancala-style games played on the islands of the western Pacific and Indian Oceans.


2x7 board with two stores. Seven counters in each hole. Players move from one of the holes in their row, sowing in a clockwise direction, and including the player's store, which is to the left, but not the opponent's store. If the final counter of a sowing lands in an occupied hole (not a store), sowing continues. If it lands into an empty hole, the turn is over. If the empty hole is in the player's own row, the contents of the hole opposite in the opponent's row are captured and placed in the store. The person who captures the most counters wins.

Fritz 1904: 57-58.


Marianas Islands.

Ludeme Description



Browse all concepts for Chongka' here.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Chongka' here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:


Fritz, G. 1904. "Die Chamorro. Eine Geschichte und Ethnographie der Marianen." Ethnologisches Notizblatt 33: 25–110.



     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council