22nd October 2018


Is Mancala the oldest game in the world?

Some historians believe that Mancala is the oldest game in the world based on the archaeological evidence found in Jordan (Mediterranean region) that dates around 6000 BCE.

Similarly one may ask, what are the rules to play Mancala?

The same is for your opponent; their side is the six holes closest to them and their mancala is to their right. To set up, place four "stones" in each hole, excluding the mancalas. This should total 48 stones. (A stone can be anything small; pennies, marbles, in my case some glass counters that came with the set).

How do you play Mancala >?

The goal of the game is to collect the most stones in your Mancala. Your Mancala is the big cup to your right. The game starts with four stones in each of the smaller cups. The players have to take ALL stones out of one cup and distribute one stone into each cup going counter clockwise.

How do you capture in the game Mancala?

If your last piece of the move lands in an empty space on your side of the board you capture the opponents pieces on the opposite tray. You put your capturing piece in your own mancala as well as the captured pieces.
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