This authentic Mancala Oware game from Africa Heartwood Project consists of a hand-carved, folding and rounded wood playing board and 48 grey/green tear seeds. The design features artistic masks deep-carved into the exterior of the board, with the mancala pots in the center of the board. The board is the carrying case, so you dont need a bag it is all self-contained. The Osese wood is given 14 pits, connected with 2 hinges, and stained on the inside and outside with dark brown stain. When closed the board is 10"x8"x2". Open it is 20"x8"x1". Purchased and imported using fair-trade practices from cultural artisans who are part of the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project network. Play this African game with an authentic African board! About the Oware game: 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 boards 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. * Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .