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Ouré Ngat (Oure Ngat, Uré Ngat)

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Western Africa

Description

Ouré Ngat is a two-row mancala-style board game played in Senegal during the early twentieth century. It is not typically played on a board; instead, the counters are arranged in heaps on the ground.

Rules

Two rows of four piles. Six counters in each pile. A player picks up the counters in one of her piles and sows them anti-clockwise, beginning in the place from which she picked up the counters. Any piles containing 2, 4, or 6 counters at the end of sowing are captured. The player who captures the most counters wins.

Béart 1955: 511.

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Sources

Driberg, J. 1927b. "The Game of Choro or Pereaüni." Man 26-27:186-189.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.411

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