Users' questions

How many versions of Mancala are there?

How many versions of Mancala are there?

There are two main varieties of Mancala- Kalah, which is a children’s game and Oware, which can be played by both kids and adults.

Can a 5 year old play Mancala?

I wouldn’t expect any kid younger than five to fully understand Mancala. Despite this, I still play this game with my three-year-old daughter. She doesn’t fully understand the intricacies, of the game, but Mancala is the perfect way for young kids to practice counting.

How do you play avalanche mode in Mancala?

The key difference in Avalanche Mode is that the turn only ends when you deposit the stone into an empty pocket. For example, if you tap the third pocket in your row, it deposits the stones in the fourth, fifth, sixth pocket on your side, then in your mancala, and then in the opponent’s pockets, and so on.

Are there different rules for mancala?

While the basic Mancala rules are somewhat similar, there are differences as well. When you take all of the pieces out of one of the pits, the first piece needs to be dropped into the hole that you started with, instead of the following pit.

Is mancala a one person game?

Mancala is a generic name for a family of two-player turn-based strategy board games played with small stones, beans, or seeds and rows of holes or pits in the earth, a board or other playing surface. The objective is usually to capture all or some set of the opponent’s pieces.

What ages is Mancala for?

Winning the game

Gameplay In this game of strategy, players scoop up stones and count them out one at a time into the pockets on the board. Drop a stone into an empty pocket on your side to capture all the stones in the opposite pocket. Collect the most stones to win!
Players 2
Age 6+

Is Mancala easy?

Mancala is really an easy game to play. Players decide who goes first using whatever method they want; Rock-Paper-Scissors, coin flip, loser-of-last-game-goes-first, whatever.

How does mancala capture work?

Capturing Your Opponent’s Stones If you place the last stone of your turn into an empty cup on your side of the board, you capture all of the pieces in the cup directly across from it on your opponent’s side of the board. Take the captured stones and the capturing stone, and place them in your mancala.

What does mancala mean in English?

Mancala. Mancala is a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called “sowing” games, or “count-and-capture” games, which describes the gameplay. The word mancala comes from the Arabic word naqala meaning literally “to move.”