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Kuba Game DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Middle Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow, Three rows


This three-row mancala-style board game is attested on a statue of Shyaam a-Mbul a-Ngoong, ruler of the Kuba Kingdom of central Africa. It is the westernmost documented three-row mancala game.


Three-row mancala board with two stores. Three holes in each row?


Democratic Republic of Congo

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Kuba Game.lud


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Murray 1951: 205.

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Blier, S. 1998. The Royal Arts of Africa. New York: Harry N. Abrams.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.



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