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Manddiaré (Manddiare)

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Western Africa

Description

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.

Rules

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.

Origin

Mauritania

Reference

Silva 1995: 235.

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Sources

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.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.408

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