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Fish Carving Mancala Board Game, Africa
Fish Carving Mancala Board Game, Africa
Fish Carving Mancala Board Game, Africa
Fish Carving Mancala Board Game, Africa
Fish Carving Mancala Board Game, Africa

Fish Carving Mancala Board Game, Africa

Regular price $950.00 Sale

Fish Carving Mancala Board Game, Africa.  Antique handcarved game from Burkina Faso. Carved from a single block of indigenous with chisel marks and patina. Features mancala beans.

It’s beautiful unique design makes it a lovely addition to your coastal home. Fun and functional its a conversation starter and fabulous design element.

*note all marks and wear are inherent qualities of an authentic vintage item and are not damages.

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*note all marks and wear are inherent qualities of an authentic vintage item and are not damages.

DIMENSIONS: Varying due to handcarved nature 28" L x 9" W x 3.5" H 

CIRCA: Unknown, Mid to Late 20th Century

MATERIAL: Solid Block of Indigenous Wood

CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition consistent with this items age and use

ORIGIN: Ivory Coast, Africa

FACTS & HISTORY: Most mancala games share a common general gameplay. Players begin by placing a certain number of seeds, prescribed for the particular game, in each of the pits on the game board. A player may count their stones to plot the game. A turn consists of removing all seeds from a pit, "sowing" the seeds (placing one in each of the following pits in sequence) and capturing based on the state of the board. The object of the game is to plant the most seeds in the bank. This leads to the English phrase "count and capture" sometimes used to describe the gameplay. Although the details differ greatly, this general sequence applies to all games.

If playing in capture mode, once a player ends their turn in an empty pit on their own side, they capture the opponent's pieces directly across. Once captured, the player gets to put the seeds in their own bank. After capturing, the opponent forfeits a turn.