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Turn off the TV and get the family involved in a good old-fashioned parlor game; the rules are all here in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A mancala game board
- Two players
- 48 game pieces – or, "stones"
Place the mancala board lengthwise between two players and put four stones in each of the 12 small cups on the game board.
Pick up stones
Pick up the stones in any of your six playing cups.
Drop your stones one by one into sequential playing cups, moving counterclockwise around the board. Include your mancala, but not your opponent's mancala.
Alternate moving stones
Take turns moving stones around the board. If your last stone falls into your mancala, you get another turn.
If your last stone falls in an empty cup on your side, take all the pieces from the player's cup directly opposite.
Pass out all of your stones
Whoever runs out of stones on their side of the board loses the game. The player with remaining stones puts them in their mancala.
Count the stones
The player with the most stones in their mancala wins the game.