Mancala is one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games, and Pressman’s folding wooden Mancala board offers an affordable way to play that makes a great travel game as well as a wonderful home edition. Players take turns scooping up the special stones and counting them out one at a time into the pockets on the board. When they drop a stone into an empty pocket on their side of the board, they capture all the stones in the opposite pocket. It sounds like a simple marble game, but it’s got plenty of strategy and reinforces STEM skills like counting and strategic planning. The winner is the player who collects the most stones! This folding Mancala includes a hinged wooden playing board, 48 plastic stones, and complete instructions.
From the Manufacturer
Mancala is thousands of years old, tracing its lineage to ancient Egypt. Legend has it that workers played the game during rest periods while building the pyramids. But the game is great for modern times as well–it has gained new popularity as one of the world’s most intriguing and clever two-player games. To start, place all the stones in the pockets of the board. When it’s your turn, choose a pocket and scoop up all the stones in it, then drop them back into the pockets one-by-one as you circle the board. With just a few easy rules to follow, the object is to collect the most by the end of the game. All the pieces go back inside the game unit for easy storage. This set includes: 1 high quality wood hinged playing board, 48 plastic stones and complete instructions.