African Oware (mancala) Seed Board Game - Extended size

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Africa Heartwood Project
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Product Overview

This Oware (mancala) game consists of an extended size hand-carved board and 48 grey/green tear seeds, and playing instructions. The board is the carrying case, so you don't need a bag - it is all self-contained. The Osese wood has 14 carved pits - the two on the ends are for holding pieces that have been won. Connected with 2 hinges, and stained on the inside and outside with redwood and black dye. An elephant design is carved on the top outside of the board. Purchased and imported using fair-trade practices. Play this African game with an authentic African board! Oware is a wonderful, ancient board game that tests strategy and mathematical skill. Children in Africa have played this game for centuries, and adults spend hours and hours picking up and dropping stones into the board's 14 pits, socializing as they play. The game can be played non-strategically by young children not even able to count, so recommended age is 4+ (small parts not recommended for children under 4). As children learn basic arithmetic this game will improve their skill and train them to think before acting. Approximate size when closed: Length 21"; Width 2.5"; Height 2.5".
* Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project

Product Specifications

Wood and Seeds\"
21\" x 3\" x 2\"
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  • 5
    Discovered game 45 years ago and so happy to have it back in my life

    Posted by Charles Napolitano on Sep 1st 2019

    Staff have been so helpful and courteous. It’s been a real pleasure doing business with them.