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Wood Folding Mancala in Cardboard Sleeve

4.0 out of 5 stars 362 customer reviews
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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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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Mancala Solid Wood with colorful Playing Pieces

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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. --Rob Lightner

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.9 x 1.6 x 5.4 inches
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 3.3 pounds (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 B00004T76D
Item model number 6029102
Manufacturer recommended age 6 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #1,340 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#76 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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The return will be quick and easy, hopefully. The quality of this item is terrible. After opening the board, I was overwhelmed with sadness. I am a huge fan of the game Mancala, so for them to give me this was purely offensive. How dare you send me this clown scale, cartoon constructed piece of crap. The wells are too small to hold the beads, and they are inconsistent in size. It is not in the same scale as they show in the photograph. One of the beads was chipped, and could have cut a finger. The beads are WAY too big; you're supposed to start with 4 beads in each well, but they can barely hold that many, and the point of the game is to add more beads to the wells. The beads are too big to even close the board, I have no idea how they ever were able to do it. It shouldn't take a trial and error period of over twenty minutes to close the board. I never even succeeded, I put them in their own bag when I re-packaged the item.
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Mancala is one of the most popular board games in the world, and one of the oldest; game boards have been found in Egypt dating back to 1400 B.C. It's a relatively simple game for two players that only requires counting, and it's very fun, for both kids and adults.

This is a great price for a real wooden game board with glass pieces. It's extremely portable, making it a great game for backseat travel or airplanes. Sick and tired of playing Candyland with your 6-year-old? Grab this game and you'll both have fun!
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I didn't buy my Mancala game from Amazon, but I did buy one this past Saturday (May 16, 2009) from another retailer. The manufacturer is Cardinal Industries, same as the version Amazon is selling.

The picture on my Mancala box looked just like the one on Amazon - brightly colored glass pieces, etc. HOWEVER, when I opened the game, instead of the glass "gemstones", there were ROCKS inside. The same kind of small, pea-gravel sized rocks I can pick up in my driveway.

The directions that came in the box also talk about "gemstones". So the outside of the box, and the description in the directions didn't match what was actually inside the box.

I went to the Cardinal Industries website, and on the website, the picture on the version of Mancala being sold on there shows rocks, instead of the glass pebbles. So, apparently, they have changed their product, but it seems that on the production line, some of the ones still being created for, and distributed to, various retailers have the WRONG PICTURE on the outside.

I feel this is misleading, and I believe Cardinal Industries should be charging a lesser price, since they are not providing the glass pebbles, but rather, pea gravel.

I have asked the retailer I bought mine from to refund my money. I asked for the refund, because they couldn't exchange it.....other boxes they opened up had the same pea gravel inside, even though the outside of the box showed the brightly-colored glass gemstones.

Again, I did not buy mine on Amazon, but I'm posting this warning here so that other people can watch out for rocks in their Mancala game, instead of what they actually paid for.....the glass "gemstones" pictured on the box, and described in the directions.
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I bought this game in anticipation of the perfect romantic evening with my girlfriend. Turned up some slow jams, dimmed the lights, and we were going to relive the magic of Mancala. Things were going great, I charmed her just right, I knew tonight was my night. Everything was perfect. Finally, I turned on the candles, lit the incense and said "It's Mancala Time, Girl"

She was mesmerized by the product packaging, I could look into her eyes and just know that all she wanted at that point in time was to handle the included multi-colored jewels. Plus, she also told me that specifically the multi colored jewels would complete her life, right then and there.

Unfortunately there were only blue and white jewels, much unlike the product packaging. It was like we were there playing Mancala, but.... we weren't really there. Not even halfway into our game, my cat puked (probably from disgust of this gross product misrepresentation), and then the battery on my Bluetooth radio died. Everything was ruined and I slept cold and alone with my puke-breath cat. I haven't heard from her since then.
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A Kid's Review on December 24, 2005
I recently was in "The Nutkracker" and was stuck at shows and rehersals for hours in a little, noisy basement of a theatre...not so fun. One of my friends had this Mancala game and EVERYONE wanted to play it. We set up a little system where two people would play, another would play winner, someone would play that winner,And so on and so on. It was a LOT OF FUN!! We were never bored of it and had so much fun that after the Nutcracker shows were over I had to buy a board for myself, I love this game!!!
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As mentioned elsewhere, this does not come in a tin sleeve; it's merely cardboard. That's definitely going to affect its long-term durability. A disappointing bit of misleading marketing from Amazon on this one.
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This is cheap and nice. It's great that it's wood and not plastic -- and the pieces are good looking little marble-like things. I bought a wood chess board on Amazon recently and it was only $20. That's what motivated me to look for and find this.

Great game, cheap, and with nice looking natural material.

Mike P.
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