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Mankala

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Northern Africa

Categories

Board, Sow, Two rows.

Description

Mankala is a two-row manca;a-style game, inwhich sowing is the primary movement mechanism in the game. It was documented in Egypt during the eighteenth century.

Rules

2x6 board. Six counters in each hole. Players take the contents of one of their holes and sow in an anti-clockwise direction. When the final counter of a sowing lands in a hole, making it contain two, four, or six counters, these counters are taken. If the second to last hole also contains two, four, or six counters, these are also taken, continuing in an unbroken line until a hole with containing a number of counters other than two, four, or six. The game continues until all of the counters have been captured. The player who captured the most counters wins.

Niebuhr 1774: 173.

Origin

Egypt

Ludeme Description

Mankala.lud

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Sources

Niebuhr, C. 1774. Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern. Copenhagen: Nicolaus Müller.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.897

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