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Mancala (Travel Edition)

3.0 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

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Played by more people than any other game in history, mancala is simple to learn yet surprisingly challenging to play. Your object is to collect the most stones in your mancala (a bowl at the end of the board). Strategy, which shifts depending on which version of the game you're playing, is necessary in determining where to begin and end your turn to gain the best advantage. Travel Mancala checks in at a mere 4.75 inches by 3.5 inches, so it's small enough to tuck into a backpack or bag. No worries about lost stones either: a loop-and-peg closure on the hinged, hardwood board keeps them snugly in their cubbyholes. --Julie Ubben

From the Manufacturer

Fast, fun and timeless, Mancala is an ancient game of strategy from Africa. Front Porch Classics brings you this attractive, sturdy set that folds up and stores inside the board, so you can take it anywhere. Includes a satin-finish, folding wooden board and glass game pieces, plus instructions for playing Mancala. Kids and adults compete at the same level, making Mancala a great game to play with your children. There's no reading required, and young children quickly learn to count up the Mancala stones. Mancala is simple to learn and a complete game takes about 20 minutes. Some of the earliest Mancala boards, found in Egypt, date back almost 4,000 years. Today, Mancala gets applause from parents, educators and kids as a fun-for-all-ages game that takes a quick hand, a keen eye and a dose of strategy. Winner of the Parents' Choice Award. For 2 players, ages 6 years and up. Made in USA.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7.5 x 4.8 x 1.8 inches
Item Weight 7.7 ounces
Shipping Weight 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B00000DMBY
Item model number 9911
Manufacturer recommended age 36 months - 7 years
Best Sellers Rank #375,945 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#321 in Toys & Games > Games > Travel Games
#137,031 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys
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3.0 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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By A Customer on July 26, 1999
My son and I get addicted to this game and will continually play it each evening for a week or more. It's been a big hit each time we have given it for a birthday or Christmas gift. It's fun for 5 yrs old through adults because it is very easy to learn. It's nice not to have too many instructions to read.
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Mancala is a great game to play anywhere, so I was excited to find a travel mancala set to take to the beach. The board itself is well built, solid with a good hinge spring to keep it shut.
My main complaint with the set was the stones, which are painted micro-pebbles of varying sizes. Although the irregular shapes contribute to the faux-authenticity of the game, they are extremely hard to handle, pick out of the small board holes, and distribute without dropping into the wrong hole. There is also a strong possibility of having your carefully held fingerful of stones fall away completely, scattering across the floor and initiating a completely new kind of game!
My second problem with the set is the instructions. There are several variations on Mancala, and this one is obscure and hard to understand. No other options are presented for the players to use.
Skip this one, set aside a little extra room, and take a full sized board with real stones.
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I bought this toy for my daughter as she loves mancala and since we travel alot I thought it would be perfect for the car. Imagine my surprise when we received it. The board is an okay size but the pieces are made of tiny rocks that are very hard for little or adult fingers to pick up. My daughter has never played with it because she cannot pick up the pieces out of the hole.
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By A Customer on May 25, 2000
Mancala is a classic strategy game that is easy for young children to learn to play. I purchased this travel version to save storage space in my house. Alas--the stones are too small for little fingers. Most of the stones are really pebbles. Although there are plenty of extra stones, they will soon be lost. The stones could and should have been larger.
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We took our Mancala board camping with us this summer. My five year old is really good at it. I only wish the stones were larger, even small fingers have trouble with them.
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I am an elementary school counselor. I had a larger version of this game that was also called "travel sized" but it was MUCH larger. We all love the game at our school, kids and staff alike.

This version of this game (as previously noted by another reviewer) has such tiny "pieces"/"stones" that even my tiny third grade girls were unable to play with it. They said the pieces and compartments in the game were too small and it was too difficult to play. They chose another activity because of this problem. Also, the tiny "stones" will be very easily lost and very difficult to replace...unless you have TINY pebbles near where you live. The "stones" in this are smaller than most pieces of asphalt that crumble off of roadways. I'm SERIOUS.

Go for a larger version!!
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By A Customer on July 24, 1999
I WENT TO A 4TH OF JULY PICNIC AND THEY HAD MANCALA THERE. I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS VERY EDUCATIONAL SINCE YOU HAVE TO BE ALERT AND HAVE A LOT OF STRATEGY. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO ON A RAINY DAY OR A SUNNY DAY, PLAY THIS GAME WITH A PARTNER. YOU'LL HAVE A LOT OF FUN!!!!!
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I wanted a small travel version of this game. I didn't realize quite how small it was going to be! The "stones" are the size of aquarium gravel. I think it is going to be way too easy to lose the stones. It's pretty hard to move the "stones", even for the 8 yr old that I was playing with, so it wasn't fun to play. It made it too hard to play. I'm sure the wood and tiny stones are durable, but possibly quite "loseable".
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