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Wari DLP Game   


Period Modern, 1900s

Region Western Africa

Category Board, Sow, Two rows


Wari is a two-row mancala-style board game played by the Ashanti people of West Africa.


2x6 board with two stores. Four counters in each hole. Players alternate turns sowing from one of the holes on their side of the board in an anticlockwise direction. When a counter lands in one of the opponent's holes, making it contain six counters, those counters are captured. The player who captures the most counters wins.

Cardinall 1927: 254.



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Murray 1951: 185.

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Cardinall, A. 1927. In Ashanti and Beyond. ondon: Seeley, Service and Co. Limited.

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



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