Play one of the oldest known games Mancala (Kalah) from Africa. For sure you will find this classic board game an intelligent entertainment which gives you a lot of fun.
The cross-capture Mancala board consists of two rows. Each player owns six cups?️ and one reservoir (large cup). At the beginning of the game, the player will find four seeds (or stones)? in every cup.
Play with the computer and choose one of the four levels of difficulty:
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, in our Mancala you will find a level to suit your skills. Also, now during the game, you can see which level you are playing at.
At the beginning, only an easy level is unlocked. ? When you win at the level easy, you unlock the next one, level medium. Practice and unlock all four levels of difficulty!?️
Are you a master of Mancala? ? Be the grandmaster and beat your records ? at every of the levels.
TIP? You can touch and hold stones on your or your opponent’s side to see how far they’ll go. Thanks to the highlighted cups now it’s easier to find the best move!
Undo your moves↩️
Have you made a mistake? Undo your move and try new tactics.
Do you like Mancala? ?
Now, with the “share” button in the game, you can easily send a link to the game to a friend!
Mancala Rules ?
Players sow seeds repeatedly in a counterclockwise direction. To begin, the player takes the seeds from anyone cup on his side of the board – leaving empty this cup that he has already taken the stones. The player sows through all twelve cups and own reservoir (which is on the right of the gameboard) but not the opponent’s reservoir (on the left of the gameboard).
If the last stone lands in your reservoir, the turn is yours and you can take the stones to sow from any cup from your side and continue the game.
If the last stone lands in an empty cup on your side of the board and there are one or more stones in the adjacent cup on your opponent’s side of the board, you capture these opponent’s stones and the last one that you have sown.
End of the game
The game ends if all six cups on the side of each player are empty. The one who has more seeds (stones) captured in his reservoir ?wins.
Different names of Mancala games
Games from the same group as Mancala have various rules and names. The most popular ones are:
– Bao – a complex strategy game of Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Comoros, Malawi and some areas of Burundi. The board size is 4×8.
– Kalah – known as the children’s game ?. The board size is 2×6 with reservoirs.
– Oware (also known as Ayo, Awele, Awari, Ouri, J’odu) – the national game of Ghana. The board is 2×6 with reservoirs.
– Omweso (Coro) – a strategic game of Uganda. The board size is 4×8.
– Pallanguzhi (Ali Guli Mane, Pandi, Longbeu-a-cha, Olinda, Kaashi, Ban) – played in Southern India. The board size is 2×8 with reservoirs.
– Adi (Ba-awa, Motiq) – played in Western and Northern Africa. The board size is 2×6 without reservoirs.
– Mankala’h (Mangala) – played in Northwestern Africa and the Middle East, similar to Wari. The board size is 2×6 with reservoirs.
– Sungka (Jongkak) – played in Southern Asia. The board size is 2×7 with reservoirs.
– Omanu Guntalu – played in Telangana, India.
– Gebeta (Tigrigna: ገበጣ) – played in Ethiopia and Eritrea, especially in Tigray.
– Toguz korgool or Toguz kumalak – played in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
– Igisoro– played in Rwanda.
This was the time to fix some minor bugs and make some improvemnets concerning analytics in the app. Because we take care of quality of our Mancala.
PlayStore id: io.ccgames.mancala