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Tami DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow


Tami is a mancala-style board game played in Accra, Ghana in the early nineteenth century. It was played mostly by women, with grey and green nuts. Sometimes these nuts were covered in gold and worn as necklaces.


Played on an elongated board with large holes. Seeds are used in the holes as counters. Counters are moved from hole to hole.



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Murray 1951: 177, Avelot 1906: 267.

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Avelot, M. 1906. "Le jeu des godets: un jeu africain à combinaisons mathématiques." Bulletins et mémoires de la société d'anthropologie de Paris 7: 267-271.

Monrad, H.-C. 1824. Gemälde der Küste von Guinea. Weimar: Verlage des Gr. S. priv. Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs.

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



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