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MancalaAdapted for piecepackby Mesomorph Games (2001)2 Players - 15-30 Minutes
Collect the most coins in your mancala. Setup
You will need to use components from two piecepacks, 14-20 tiles and 48 coins. You can use one tile
or four placed together for the mancalas. Place 4 coins on each tile. Do not place coins in the mancalas. Setup
the “board” between the players, with the mancalas on the left and right.

Player 1’s six tiles

Player 2’s six tiles

Player 1’sMancala

Player 2’sMancala

To play, use the general rules plus one of the other rule sets.General Rules
Each player “owns” the mancala on his right and the six tiles closest to him. Player 1 starts by scooping
up all the coins from one of his tiles (players may never start from a mancala or from the opponent’s six tiles).
Player 1 drops one coin into the next tile on the right, one stone into the second tile on the right, continuing
around the board (counterclockwise) until he has no more coins in his hand. If Player 1 reaches his own
mancala, he drops a stone into it. Players do not drop coins into their opponents’ mancalas, they skip them and
continue dropping coins, one at a time, from their hand until they run out of coins. Players take turns moving. At
the end of the game, players count the coins in their mancalas - the player with the most coins wins.Option One (Egyptian)
Use all General Rules. If a player drops the last stone from his hand into his mancala, he gets to move
again. If a player drops the last stone into one of the empty tiles on his side of the board, he takes that stone,
plus all the coins in the opponent’s tile directly across from his tile and places them in his mancala. The game
ends when one player no longer has coins on his tiles. The other player (who still has coins on his side) places
all remaining coins into his own mancala (it is not necessarily an advantage to be the first player to empty the six

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Option Two (Ethiopian)
Use all General Rules and all Egyptian Rules. Players may choose to move either to the right or to the
left on each turn. Players may never start from a tile with only one stone.Option Three (Nigerian)
Use all General Rules, except that players must drop a stone into opponents’ mancalas when passing
them. When a player drops the last stone from his hand into a tile on either side of the board that is not empty
and does not now (after dropping the stone) have 4 coins, that player picks up all the coins from the last tile a
stone was dropped into and continues play.A player’s turn is over when he drops the last stone from his hand
onto: 1). a mancala; 2). an empty tile; or 3). a tile that now (after dropping the coin) has 4 coins. Any time
during a move that a tile has 4 coins, regardless of who dropped the fourth coin onto the tile, the player who
owns that tile puts these coins into his own mancala (in 3. above, the player puts these coins into his mancala
before ending his turn). For example, while Player 1 is dropping coins onto the tiles on Player 2’s side, he
drops a stone into a tile that already has 3 coins. Player 2 picks up the 4 coins and puts them into his own
mancala. The game ends when one player cannot move (no coins remain on that player’s six tiles). The
remaining coins on the other player’s side are not placed in a mancala, and are not counted when determining
a winner.