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Wood Folding Mancala in Cardboard Sleeve
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- Great game For Counting and Strategy
- Challenging but simple game for adults and children
- Wood board with storage sleeve. (Packaging may vary)
- Board unfolds to 5-1/4" x 17-3/4"
- 2 player strategy game
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This might be the sturdiest game you'll ever own. This Mancala game in a cardboard sleeve has a solid oak playing board that unfolds to reveal the classic stone-moving game. Complete instructions are included as well as 48 pretty playing pieces that look a little like flattened marbles. The game's simplicity makes it a breeze even for children to learn, while the wealth of player options keeps it challenging for older players. Prepare kids for more complex abstract strategy games with this beautiful yet inexpensive Mancala set.
This might be the sturdiest game you'll ever own. This Mancala game in a cardboard sleeve has a solid oak playing board that unfolds to reveal the classic stone-moving game. Complete instructions are included as well as 48 pretty playing pieces that look a little like flattened marbles. The game's simplicity makes it a breeze even for children to learn, while the wealth of player options keeps it challenging for older players. Prepare kids for more complex abstract strategy games with this beautiful yet inexpensive Mancala set. --Rob LightnerSee all Product description
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I purchased this game so my daughter and I can play as she recently learned to play from her mother. I thought it would be a good game because she's 5 years old, so surely I could beat her in a game of math and strategy. More on that in a moment. This Mancala game works fine for what it is. We are not going to be playing every day, and I wanted something easy to store. This game folds up pretty small (10" or so in length), so it takes up very little space. It comes with a paperboard (non-corrugated) sleeve that the folded piece slips into (to keep it from opening). The sleeve works for now, but eventually I am going to have to replace it with rubber bands because the sleeve will likely wear thin. I might even attach a thin latch, which this thing could really use.
I read other reviews before I bought this and saw some variability in the stones. Mine are fine--they are transparent-ish stones with four different colors. Honestly, the colors are not all that important to me, but my daughter liked it. They are just basic stones, nothing fancy. The biggest problem that I have with these is either the stones are too big or the holes are too small. I am going to go with the latter because the stones are not that big to begin with. It is fine to start off with four stones in each container, but eventually one of our games became chaos. We could not even figure out which hole one of the stones was supposed to go into because the pile (outside of the hole) fell over. We had to start over. If this was meant to be the game we played nightly, I would be annoyed. We can live with it for now, but as she grows older I will probably invest in a nicer version.
The instructions in this set were virtually useless. I realize that most people are going to buy the game because they already know the rules, but I bought it because my daughter wanted to play. She tried to explain the rules to me, but she was having a bit of trouble verbalizing it. I read the instructions that came with this game and had way less information than she gave me. I eventually found a five minute video on that site that has lots of videos (you know the one...no, not THAT one...). I also found written instructions online. The ones that came with this game were thrown away.
As a budget Mancala game, this one can suffice. There is just nothing about it that is remarkable, and the cup sizes are a bit annoying. Also, my daughter destroyed me in the first game...
The games comes with only blue, green and white marbles. There are no black marbles as picture, not a big deal, but the image is misleading and should be updated especially if that is the deciding favor for a buyer when choosing this brand over another brand.as this is misleading.I found that other Mancala games that cost twice as much had the same problem of the holes being too small so why pay more for the same issue? The board is a nice quality and I like that it folds for easy storage.
For me, I'd give it a 3 star but my daughter would give it a 5 star, so I took the average which is why it got a 4 star as it is not without its issues.