from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A generic name applied to various board games in which a move consists of emptying a pit and then its contents are sown one by one into ensuing pits
- n. A synonym for Kalah, a mancala game invented in the USA in 1940
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game played on a board containing two or more rows of cup-shaped holes in which pebbles are placed and transferred from hole to hole according to certain rules.
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This game, generally known among scientific men by the name mancala, is of the widest distribution.
There is no one game with the name mancala; instead mancala is a type, or designation, of game.
In the USA, however, "mancala" is often used as a synonym for the game Kalah.
but it wasn't always this way. you know the game 'mancala'?
No one wears a watch, the school bell signals mealtime of generous portions, music is always playing, children dance and sing upon will, and young ones play makeshift mancala on the ground.
It's not like they don't know about games though - because I found Wim van Bimsburgen's mancala & etc. in the midst of a bibliography and he's pretty goddess friendly.
"It would hurt, Total, " said Angel, studying the mancala game.
Games: for children; top-spinning; mancala; played at beginning and end of year
A comprehensive account of the game mancala is given by Mr. Stewart Culin, the eminent authority on games, in the Report of the U.S.
Every Sunday, people still gather there to watch sports on the big screen or play mancala, a board game.
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