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Okwe (Igbo) DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow, Two rows


Okwe is a name used for mancala-style board games in West Arica. This game was played by the Edo people, using seeds as counters.


2x6 board. Players sow counters. When the final counter lands in a hole in the player's own row, captures are made from the opponent's opposite hole if it contains one or three counters.



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Murray 1951: 185.

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Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Talbot, P. 1926. The Peoples of Southern Nigeria. London: Frank Cass and Co. Ltd.



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