Learn to Play Mancala

The African Stone Game
Mancala is an ancient African stone game, often also played with beans or beads. Mancala is considered to be the world’s oldest game. Historians believe mancala started in Ghana, where the game is called Wari. Years ago, rich families had Mancala boards made of carved ivory covered detailed with gold. Variations of the Mancala game are still played around the world by children, kids, and adults.

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KID-CALA $16.99

Mancala is a game that originated in Africa and has been played for thousands of years. Kid-Cala is the first version of the game created just for kids! The object of Kid-Cala is to collect the most fruit in your Mancala which is the large bowl at your end of the board. Included are full rules for two beginner's versions of Mancala along with standard rules so children can learn to play the traditional African stone game of Mancala. Kid-Cala is designed for children to play by themselves or with their family and it is fun for all ages.

Contents of Kid-Cala: 1 Colorful Wooden Kid-Cala Board 48 Ceramic Fruit Pieces Illustrated Instructions


MANCALA $19.99

This ancient African stone game is actually believed to have originated about 3,500 years ago in ancient Egypt. The name Mancala is derived from the Arabic verb naqala, meaning 'to move'. Traditional boards were hand carved from wood, cut into stone, or even simply dug into the ground. Playing pieces consisted of various small objects such as beans, nuts, seeds, stones, etc. As the popularity of the game increased, Mancala began to be played in Asia and Africa and is now played across the globe.

The object of Mancala is to amass the most stones through a series of moves and captures. The Mancala playing board consists of two rows of six small pits or craters, and a large depression at each end called a reservoir or scoring pit. The small pits hold the pieces to be played and the reservoirs hold the already captured pieces.

There are many different variations of Mancala games played worldwide. The rules that come with this board provide challenging and entertaining forms of play for children, kids, and adults to enjoy.



This solid Wood Folding Mancala board is a high quality edition of the ancient game African stone game, Mancala. This Mancala set includes a solid wood folding hinged board, 48 colored glass stones, and full rules / instructions. Measures 8.75" by 5.5" by 1.5" folded, and 17.75" by 5.5" by .75" unfolded.



Your family will enjoy the ancient African stone game of Mancala with this beautifully crafted wooden board and colored glass stones. Board measures 17" long by 5 1/4" wide. This Mancala set comes with a cloth draw-string bag to hold the stones.



Mancala (also known as Kalaha or Kalah) is an ancient game suspected to have an Egyptian origin, about 3,500 years ago. The name of this games is said to have derived from the Arabic verb naqala, which means 'to move'. The object of Mancala is simple - to collect the most stones. Two players sit facing each other and the board, which consists of two rows of six pits. There is a large pit at each end of the board which is known as a reservoir or scoring pit. The small pits hold the stones to be played and the reservoirs hold the captured stones.

There are several different forms of Mancala games played worldwide. The instructions that arrive with this board offer challenging and entertaining forms of play for children, kids and adults alike.

This beautiful wood Mancala board is painted an attractive flat black color and measures approx 23" x 6". The classy glass stones are a translucent white color.



This a bag of translucent glass replacement stones for the game Mancala, or any other game that requires markers for that matter. The attractive stones vary greatly in color and range in size from about 1" in diameter to about 3/4" in diameter. Each bag of Mancala stones weighs 10 ounces and contains somewhere between 70 and 80 glass stones.

Mancala while to master. Variations of Mancala have been played for a few thousand years throughout Africa and the Middle East.

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