Masters Traditional Games has gone to great lengths to obtain genuine Oware boards from West Africa. It is easy to buy Chinese-manufactured boards but why do that when you can have the real thing?
Mancala is the classic game of Africa that could well be the oldest board game in the world. There are hundreds of versions of the game throughout Asia and Africa but Oware from West Africa and the Caribbean is the best known. It is also the version of Mancala usually played at competition level; however it is simple to learn and is great for children, enhancing both maths and strategy skills.
These straightforward boards are hand-made in Ghana from Ofram hardwood. They have a pattern carved into the top that varies according to the whims of the craftsman but do not have storage holes for the captured seeds.
The game includes real Bonduc seeds and a rules sheet. If you want to play Mancala the proper way, then this is your chance!
Contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
Oware Mancala game (pencil style with bonduc seeds, Ofram wood black stained)
Top of page - Pencil Oware - black with pattern