Mancala & Oware Games

Mancala & Oware Games

If Africa were a nation, then Mancala would be the National Game of Africa. There are hundreds of versions of Mancala played throughout Asia and Africa. Played to a high level in West Africa and the Caribbean, Oware Mancala is now a familar sight across Europe and America. Mancala is played to international competition level but is simple to learn and is a fascinating game with hidden depths for both adults and children alike.

Pencil Oware - Gye Nyame, Sankofen, Akoben symbols

From 19.99

Classic starter Oware set from Ghana with either Gye Nyame, Sankofen or Akoben symbol

Pencil Oware - black with pattern

19.99

Classic starter Oware set from Ghana.

Extended Pencil Oware - Akoben symbol

23.99

Extended Pencil Oware game - with stores at either end for the captured seeds

Circular Carved Oware

74.90

Stunning circular Oware board with handle and impressive carved relief exterior.

 

Philos Large Mancala - Kalaha

From 18.49

Large Beech wood Mancala game with coloured stones

Four Rank Mancala (Bao, Hus, Omweso) - travel version

20.99

4 rank Mancala game of great complexity from East Africa. Known as Bao in Kenya/Tanzania, Omweso in Uganda.

Four Rank Mancala (Hus, Omweso, Bao)

39.99

Large size 4 rank Mancala game. Known as Bao in Kenya/Tanzania, Omweso in Uganda.

Philos 4 Player Mancala

37.99

Wooden Mancala game for up to 4 players.

 

Gye Nyame Oware Table

Out of stock

Carved Oware Table with Gye Nyame symbol stand

Ashanti Stools

Out of stock.

Ashanti Stools to accompany your Oware Table

Spare Bonduc seeds for Oware / Mancala

5.99

Spare playing pieces for Oware and other Mancala games

 
 

Buy genuine Oware game

Oware Mancala game (pencil style with bonduc seeds, Ofram wood black stained)

Buy genuine Pencil Oware game, black-stained with pattern. Includes Bonduc seeds and rules. Portable. Good starter set.

Carved Circular Oware game - amazing genuine import from Ghana

Ornate Mancala Carved Circular Oware game (Mahogany stained with bonduc seeds)

Impressive Carved Circular 'Benin Chief' Oware game, hand-made in Ghana. Includes bonduc seeds and rules. Folds in half with carry handle.

Genuine Table Oware - Mancala game on stand

Oware Mancala Table with carved Gye Nyame stand (Mahogany stained dark brown with bonduc seeds)

Genuine hand-made Ghanaian Table Oware mancala game. Stand is carved into 'Gye Nyame' symbol. Carved decorations. Includes Bonduc seeds and Rules.

Set of Oware/ Mancala Seeds

Spare set of 50 Bonduc seeds for Mancala / Oware

Set of Bonduc seeds for Oware/ Mancala games. Set contains 50 seeds, 48 for play and 2 spare. Not suitable for children under 5.

Ashanti hand-carved Stools from Ghana

Pair of Ashanti Stools with carved Gye Nyame stand (Mahogany stained dark brown)

Ashanti Stools from Ghana. Robust, hand-carved seats for use with Oware/ Mancala tables. Stands are carved into 'Gye Nyame' symbol.

Oware Mancala game - Gye Nyame, Sankofen, Akoben symbols

Oware Mancala game (pencil style with bonduc seeds, Mahogany, Gye Nyame)

Genuine Oware Mancala game from Ghana, hand-made from Mahogany with Gye Nyame, Sankofen & Akoben carvings. Good starter set.

Oware game, Extended Pencil folding

Extended Pencil folding Mancala Oware game (with seeds, Mahogany)

Genuine Extended Pencil folding Oware game from Ghana, hand-made in Mahogany. Has 2 storage holes for captured Bonduc seeds. Good starter set.

Four Rank Mancala (Bao, Hus, Omweso)

Four Rank Mancala (Hus, Omweso, Bao) - travel version

The East African strategy game of four rank Mancala. Complex traditional game also known as Bao, Omweso or Hus. Same day dispatch

Four Rank Mancala (Hus, Omweso, Bao)

Four Rank Mancala (Hus, Omweso, Bao)

Large size four rank mancala. East African strategy game also known as Bao, Omweso or Hus. Complex traditional game. Quick dispatch.

Philos Large Mancala - Kalaha

Philos Large Mancala / Kalaha - Beech

Beautiful, large wooden Mancala or Kalaha game from Philos with lovely coloured stones. A classic strategy game of African origin.

Philos 4 Player Mancala

Philos 4 Player Mancala

An unusual / untraditional Mancala game for up to 4 players from Philos. A fun game to play with the family. Quick dispatch.

Mancala History

To learn more about the History and types of Mancala and Oware, visit the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

 

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