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Kapana Bona





Western Africa


Board, Sow, Two rows.


Kapana Bona is a two-row mancala-style board game played by the Gourounsi people in West Africa. Instead of being played on a board, the counters are placed in heaps on the ground.


2x3 board. Eight counters in each pile. A player takes the counters from any of the piles and sows them anti-clockwise, beginning with the pile from which the counters were taken. Any piles that now contain 2, 4, or 6 counters are captured. The player who captures the most counters wins.

Béart 1955: 511.

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Béart, C. 1955. Jeux et jouets de l'ouest africain. Tome II. Dakar: IFAN.



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