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How To Play Mancala Poster

The "How to Play Mancala" poster.

The How to Play Mancala poster is a guide to the game Mancala. The guide as well as the game can be found in the Book Room.

The guide contains five pages, with one containing a diagram of the Mancala board.

Contents

AIM OF THE GAME

Each player attempts to collect as many stones as possible before one of the players clears his or her side of stones.

THE BOARD
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The diagram from page 2.

Each player would either have the top-side or bottom-side of the board depending on where they sit at the Mancala board. The six holes that are nearest to each player belong to them, and their large holes (also known as the Mancala) are to their right.

HOW TO PLAY

Each player have alternate turns, meaning that one player would go first, followed by the other player, which is then repeated. During each turn, players can select a group of stones from a hole on their side of the board. Each stone is dropped one by one in the holes around the board, including their Mancala but not their opponent's Mancala.

FREE TURNS

If the last stone lands in the player's own Mancala, that player would be given a free turn which allows them to make another move.

CAPTURES

If the last stone lands in an empty hole on the player's own side, he would capture all of the stones from their opponent's hole directly opposite of the player's hole, including their stone.

HOW TO WIN

The game will end if a player clears all of their stones from their side of the board. The winner is the player with the highest number of stones in their Mancala and any remaining stones on their side of the board.

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