Mancala Game Board - African Design
Mancala Game Board
The Mancala game is thought to be the oldest game in the world and dates back to as early as 6000 BCE (Jordan). The origin of the game is thought to be North Africa although it has been widely played in the Baltic areas of Europe and Egypt since ancient times. It is thought that the game was originally used as a way to keep track of agricultural produce at one time.
Our board: our game board is 19.25 inches in length and 7 inches wide and 1” thick and consists of twelve small holes along the longer sides, called the non-Mancala cups and two large, elongated holes on each short end, called the Mancala cups. We use Sapele wood with a unique African design to create a very unique and beautiful version of the Mancala Game.
We strive for the highest grade finished item, front and back at all times. We protect this board with numerous coats of urethane. We also install small ¼ inch felts on the back to protect your playing surface. The game pieces provided: a total of forty-eight stones are needed to play the game. We provide 50 river rock stones in a black velvet pouch.
We love to make new items for our store and this one is a sure family favorite!
Feel free to email us if you have any questions.
A note about wood – all wood has unique grain and may include knots which are natural formations in wood. These are not flaws but natural characteristics inherent in all wood. While we strive to always arrive at the size described, occasionally the object will be slightly smaller or larger depending on wood availability.