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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2012
This is a great board game... and it adds a nice casual touch trying to teach you the game basis through useful tips at the start of the game. The more you learn, the more you'll get addicted and don't worry the kindle AI is very challenging when reaching the higher difficulty levels so you'll enjoy the game for a long time.
Graphics are also very nice on the machine...
This is really a NICE NICE game.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2012
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I agree with other reviewers that this is an excellent strategy game. However, if you have not played it before, it is not possible to figure it out by simply jumping into your first game. Though there are hints, they appear once at the start of each game, and pertain more to the overall strategy for winning, rather than giving helpful instructions on how to play.

To learn how to play, I had to go to the internet to find out how it works. Developers should consider a friendlier help system outlining exactly how to play. Also, the interface is a little annoying when setting up the game. Currently the user has to configure 3 screens each time, changing one option on each screen and this wastes time and becomes unnecessarily repetitive. Having all the options for a new game on one start screen would be more user friendly, rather than the three separate screens found currently. Also it would be great if the game can remember the last setup. It becomes annoying to configure the same 3 screens every time a new game is played.

As for counting the separate houses with beans - how about putting a small number next to each house to make it easy to know how many seeds are in each house? Its a little silly to have to count 7 or 8 beans over several houses. Its the 21st century and we are not playing this game spending an afternoon waiting for the herd to finish grazing. Time is a luxury not to be wasted on trivial matters like continuously counting seeds in different little nests or configuring one option on three different screens before a game can be played.

My suspicions is that the developers rushed aspects of this game and I was not surprised to find the same description used at the opening of this game, (word for word) on an old website describing the history of various African strategy games.

As is, its a great strategy game thanks to the original concept. The developers took the idea and made a perfect reproduction of it, without spending much thought on how it can be refined to make it more friendly for modern users or introduce simple innovations which electronic devices offer.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Classic Awari has 889,063,398,406 different key positions, and there is an online program called the Awari Oracle that can play the game perfectly. The winning strategy is too large and complicated to remember.

Each turn, you can select the stones in one of the 6 cups on your side of the board, and sow them forward, one stone per cup. If you manage to put 2 or 3 stones in the last of your opponent's cups, you capture them. If the next cup has 2 or 3 stones, the capturing continues.

It's a fairly good game, and this is a good implementation. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2012
This is a great game-my kids could beat me at it when they were young-because I couldn't figure out HOW to play.This version-helps you along-untill you can figure it all out and rise in levels.
Occasionally Kindle cheats-The curser will land on an empty "hole",do nothing-then it's my turn-this has happened several times in the same game-
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2012
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I'm usually very good at figuring out games...but this one was a total mystery. Better instructions or tutorial is needed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2012
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Well, I thought this mancala under a different name. It's similar but different.

Product Description
Play Awale, a strategy game known as one of the oldest and most famous strategy games in the world. Originally from Africa, this game was being played long before chess and checkers and continues to be popular today.

The goal of Awale is to capture more gems that your opponent. Choose one the 6 houses under your control. Gems from that house will be removed and distributed dropping one in each following house. After a turn, if the last gem placed into your opponent's house brought the house's total to 2 or 3, all the gems in that house are captured. Previous-to-last house of your opponent with 2 or 3 seeds are captured as well, and so on.

Select one of the 4 difficulty levels and play against Kindle.You also can decide to either play against the clock (3, 6 or 9 minute periods) or take it easy with the unlimited time mode. If you're looking for an additional challenge, you can increase the difficulty even more by selecting a handicap (3,6 or 9 gems).

ow, had I have read this before I bought it, I still would have purchased it. It is a fun game, takes some strategy and thinking. Rather enjoyable.
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on November 28, 2013
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This has great replay value, and can be done anywhere with anything. It has been known to be addictive. It's easy to win at the lowest levels, but is much harder to win with only a little increase in difficulty.
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on December 11, 2012
After figuring how to play this game it became fun to play. It's sort of like mancala, but one of the biggest differences between that game and this game is how to win. What you do is when the other player has one or two gems when you add another one, it adds to your score. Who ever has the highest number at the end of the game wins.
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on October 9, 2012
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I thought it was Mancala, but it is played a little differently. It is hard to beat the computer on a level higher than Easy, but I'll keep trying. I enjoy the game.
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on May 12, 2012
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Lots to strategize in this very unpredictable game!! Keeps 'ya on your toes! Still haven't figured it out, and I probably won't either!! It's still fun to try!!

S. Dial
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