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Kpo (Poo)




Western Africa


Kpo is a two-row mancala-style board game played by the Vei people in the late nineteenth century. It was described by Prince Momolu Massaquoi to Stewart Culin. It can be played by two, three, or four players.


Two rows of six holes with stores on either end. Four counters in each hole. Players sow in an anti-clockwise direction. When the last counter falls into a hole, and it now contains two or three counters, these are captured.

Culin 1896: 603-604.

These rules were taken from the Momolu Massaquoi ruleset.

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Described rulesets
Four players Played with four players.

Observed rulesets
Momolu Massaquoi Described by Prince Momolu Massaquoi.
Three players Played with three players.


Silva 1995: 228.

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Culin, S. 1896. Mancala, the National Game of Africa. Washington: Government Printing Office.



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