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Raeo DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Africa


Raeo is a four-row mancala-style board game played by children in South Africa. The counters are conceptualized as cows.


4x6 board. Six counters in each hole. Players sow counters from a hole on their side of the board. When the final counter of a sowing lands in an empty hole, the contents of the opponent's opposite holes are captured, and then sowing continues with these counters. When the final counter of a sowing lands in an occupied hole, the turn ends. When one player has captured all of the opponent's counters, or the opponent has only a single counter remaining, the player wins.


South Africa

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KLepzig 1972: 519.

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



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