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Manddiaré (Manddiare)




Western Africa


Manddiaré is a two-row mancala-style board game played in Mauritania but women amd young girls. Sometimes boys would play it to get to know girls, but this would not occur in public spaces.


2x3-10 board. Sowing occurs in an anti-clockwise direction. When the final counter of the sowing lands in a hole, making it contain an even number of counters, these are captured.

Béart 1955: 512.




Silva 1995: 235.

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

Silva, E. R. S. 1995. Jogos do quadrícula do tipo mancala com especial incidência nos praticados em Angola. Lisbon: Instituto de investigação cientifica tropical.



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