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 Oware Tables are hand-made in Ghana from core hardwood of the Mahogany family stained black. They are robust and elegant tables with a stand that has been carved into the shape of the Gye Nyame symbol, which represents the omnipotence and immortality of God for the Ashanti tribe. A simple pattern, that varies according to the whim of the craftsman, is etched into parts of the exterior and this particular version is a special edition that has also been decorated with brass shapes and cowrie shells to magnificent effect.
Always a talking point for visitors, the table comes with real Bonduc seeds and a rules sheet.
See also: Ashanti Stools
Contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
Oware Mancala Table (Gye Nyame stand, black with brass/shell decoration, bonduc seeds)
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