Men sat in groups and playing 'ajua' or mancala
, a board game played with small stones, beans or seeds.
Palmera is competing in the Toguz Korgool event-a variation of the mancala
game, which is better known as 'sungka' here in the Philippines- in the Nomad Games, an international competition for ethnic sports in Central Asia.
* African folk tale and mancala
: 10-10:30 a.m., Du Quoin Public Library, 28 S.
Have you played mancala
? Ugandans call this game of moving stones on a board "omweso."
Al Hawalees is the Omani version of Mancala
, a board game that originated in Ghana in the 6th and 7th centuries.
Toguz korgool (literally, nine sheep droppings) is a game in the mancala
family that is played in Central Asia.
In Kenya, visitors were able to make beeswax candles and mancala
Eglash writes about discrete self-organizing in the Owari board game played throughout Africa in many different versions variously called ayo, bao, giuthi, lela, mancala
, omweso, owari, tei, and songo, among many other names.
Some of these games already served a "serious" purpose; for example, Mancala
(a game designed around 1400 BC) was used as an accounting tool for trading animals and food .
Years ago, de Voogt traveled to Zanzibar, a group of islands off the western coast of Africa, where people taught him to play a version of mancala
. In this game, which is played all over the world, opponents move counters, such as pebbles, through a series of cup-shaped holes on a board.
In addition to these oral arts, Guji children play giricha (a stone-throwing game like jacks), duqo (a 'count and capture' game known elsewhere as mancala
) and waatolcha (impressions), but attribute great significance to riddling and the processes of interrogation and interpretation that it involves.
The people there taught him how to play a game called mancala
. In this game, players move counters around a series of cup-shaped holes on a board.