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Manddiaré (Manddiare)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Reconstruction, Done, Board, Sow, Two rows


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.

These rules were taken from the Manddiare ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Manddiare (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Manddiare (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Manddiare (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Manddiare (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Manddiare (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Manddiare Rules as played in Boutilimit, Mauritania.



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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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