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Ngola DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Middle Africa


Ngola is a four-row mancala-style board game played in the Republic of Congo.


4x8 board. Two counters in each hole. Players alternate turns sowing from a hole in their row in an anti-clockwise direction. When the last counter falls in a hole in the player's inner row, the contents of the opponent's two holes opposite are captured, and sowing continues with these counters. Play continues until one player has no holes with more than one counter, and the opponent wins.

Klepzig 1972: 189-190.


Republic of Congo

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Klepzig 1972: 189-190.

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Klepzig, F. 1972. Kinderspiele der Bantu. Meisenheim am Glan: Verlag Anton Hain.



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