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The Ancient Board Game Mancala

The ancient board game of Mancala has made the transition to digital. Move stones between pits, and try to move the most stones to the end pit to win. On iOS, you can play against the computer, with local multiplayer, or online multiplayer.

Mancala Smart
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Mancala FS5
Mancala FS5

Mancala FS5

FlipSide5, Inc.

Play against your friends or online against thousands of players in the most popular, seamless and streamlined rendition of Mancala available on the App Store

Play against your friends or online against thousands of players in the most popular, seamless and streamlined rendition of Mancala available on the App Store. Differently themed gamesboards, beads, and sounds allow for a customizable and novel experience as you rise through the ranks.

Learn the joy of simple, accessible turn-based gameplay wherever you go, earning an unexpected free turn, and...

Mancala ▽▲
Mancala ▽▲

Mancala ▽▲

Banana & Co.

Play the world's most ancient board game, Mancala

Play the world's most ancient board game, Mancala!

Mancala (also known as Kalah) is over 1300 years old, and has been played by many cultures and civilizations.

Playing is easy! Pick up stones from any of the holes on your side and move them counter clockwise, dropping one stone in each hole along the way. The game ends when all the holes...

Mancala.
Mancala.

Mancala

Mahjong

Mancala (also known as Kalah) is an ancient board game

Mancala (also known as Kalah) is an ancient board game.

Pick up marbles from any of bottom holes and move them counter-clockwise. If your move ends at your home hole (right one) you can move again.

The game ends when all six holes on either side are empty. The winner is the player with the most marbles in home hole.

Mancala Jogatina: The Marbles & Seeds Board Game
Mancala Jogatina: The Marbles & Seeds Board Game

Mancala Jogatina

Gazzag Servicos de Internet Ltda

Also known as Kalah, Awele, Oware and Bao, Mancala is an ancient African board game, where 2 players play against each other in turn-based fashion, to see who collects more marbles or seeds

Also known as Kalah, Awele, Oware and Bao, Mancala is an ancient African board game, where 2 players play against each other in turn-based fashion, to see who collects more marbles or seeds.

Mancala has different variations. This is a summary of the rules of Mancala Jogatina Marbles & Seeds: Board Game:

Each player, on his or her turn, chooses one...

Mancala & Friends
Mancala & Friends

Mancala & Friends

Vishal Sanap

Get back to basics and play the classic game of Mancala on your iPhone,iPod touch and iPad

Get back to basics and play the classic game of Mancala on your iPhone,iPod touch and iPad! You can play against the computer or friend online or offline.
Mancala is from ancient times. It is one of the oldest known board games. There are many variants including Oware,Awale, Ayo, Warri, Ouri, Ncho, Awele, but this game uses the most popular, Kalah.

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Mancala Free with Friends: Online Multiplayer
Mancala Free with Friends: Online Multiplayer
Mancala Free with Friends: Online Multiplayer

Mancala Free with Friends: Online Multiplayer

Tien Vo

Mancala Free with friends is an ancient game played around the world. Get this classic Mancala game with exclusive board to play with your friends Offline as well as Online. Mancala will improve your fun experience via available exciting boards.
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- Best Mancala multiplayer features.
- Play your friends online!
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Mancala Free
Mancala Free
Mancala Free

Mancala Free

AppOn

Mancala, one of the oldest African traditional indoor games, is available for your mobile.

Get this classic Mancala game along with exclusive Online Multiplayer feature to play with your friends.

Mancala rule is simple. Collect maximum beans in your Mancala than your opponent to win the game.
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Mancala ++ HD
Mancala ++ HD
Mancala ++ HD

Mancala ++ HD

Fat Bird Games

Mancala ++ HD is very simple, just taking you few minutes to learn. However, it's not easy to master.

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Mancala ++
Mancala ++
Mancala ++

Mancala ++

Fat Bird Games

Mancala ++ is very simple, just taking you few minutes to learn. However, it's not easy to master.

Mancala, called Sowing games in English, famous in the world, especially popular in Africa and central Asia. The word Mancala comes from the Arabic word naqala meaning literally Moved. Now, we offer you...

Mancala for Kids HD
Mancala for Kids HD
Mancala for Kids HD

Mancala for Kids HD

Amusedo Games

Mancala, also called Sowing games, is a very simple game, just taking you few minutes to learn. However, it's not easy to master.You must brainstorm and calculate steps carefully in order to win. Now, we offer you Mancala with iPad version, it's believed that you will love the quiet cute...

Mancala Free HD
Mancala Free HD
Mancala Free HD

Mancala Free HD

PocketGames

Are you the Mancala enthusiast? Get the totally FREE Mancala on your iPad NOW!!

Mancala Free is a well-known popular game for two players. The 3 levels of AI gameplay (easy, medium and hard) will keep you having fun and improving your level. It supports you to play against your...

Mancala - Pro
Mancala - Pro
Mancala - Pro

Mancala - Pro

cheng li

Play this Mancala board game against a challenging computer in one player mode, or against another person in two-player mode. The easy to use interface design makes it simpler for you to play, giving you a new experience of a true Classics.

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1.Three levels, meeting needs of all players.
2.Great graphics...

Mancala - Deluxe
Mancala - Deluxe
Mancala - Deluxe

Mancala - Deluxe

Fat Bird Games

Mancala, the centuries old game of collecting gemstones, is one of the world’s oldest board games.

It is sometimes called "sowing" games, or "count-and-capture" games, which describes the game-play. Mancala games play a role in many African and some Asian societies comparable to that of chess in the West, or...

Mancala - Deluxe HD
Mancala - Deluxe HD
Mancala - Deluxe HD

Mancala - Deluxe HD

Fat Bird Games

Mancala, the centuries old game of collecting gemstones, is one of the world’s oldest board games.

It is sometimes called "sowing" games, or "count-and-capture" games, which describes the game-play. Mancala games play a role in many African and some Asian societies comparable to that of chess in the West, or...

Mancala Free
Mancala Free
Mancala Free

Mancala Free

PocketGames

Are you the Mancala enthusiast? Get the totally FREE Mancala on your iPhone/iPod Touch NOW!!

Mancala Free is a well-known popular game for two players. The 3 levels of AI gameplay (easy, medium and hard) will keep you having fun and improving your level. It supports you to play against...

Mancala Online 2 Players: Multiplayer Free Game
Mancala Online 2 Players: Multiplayer Free Game
Mancala Online 2 Players: Multiplayer Free Game

Mancala Online 2 Players: Multiplayer Free Game

Trang Thi Huyen Pham

Mancala Online 2 Players is a family of board games played around the world, sometimes called "sowing" games, or "count-and-capture" games, which describes the gameplay.
Now you can play Mancala in your mobile with Mancala Free.
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- Wonderful graphics, friendly and user-friendly interface.
- Interesting sounds.
- 2 play modes: Single Player, Two Players

Mancala Smart
Mancala Smart
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Mancala Smart

Teddy Jackson

An game of Mancala for the iOS.

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Mancala Kalah
Mancala Kalah
Mancala Kalah

Mancala Kalah

EnsenaSoft

Enjoy this amazing African Safari experience! Mancala Kalah is a fun and challenging count and capture game and is very popular in many African societies and across the USA. You can play games with 3, 4, 5 or 6 seeds in each of the pits of the game board. The...

Mancala Kala
Mancala Kala
Mancala Kala

Mancala Kala

Teddy Jackson

An game of Mancala for the iOS.

In Russia they call it Kalah, in Nigeria it's called Oko, in Malaysia it's called Congkak, but most of the world knows it as Mancala: the strategy board game that many believe to be the oldest game in the world. If you've never...

Mancala game
Mancala game
Mancala game

Mancala game

Enjoyment team

It is Mancala game.

First, choose a hole to pick up with stones.
Deposits one of the stones in each hole until the stones run out.
If you run run into your own stone, deposit one piece in it.

If the last piece you drop is in your own store, you get a...

Kalah Mancala
Kalah Mancala
Kalah Mancala

Kalah Mancala

Yi Min Shen

An game of Mancala for the iOS.

In Russia they call it Kalah, in Nigeria it's called Oko, in Malaysia it's called Congkak, but most of the world knows it as Mancala: the strategy board game that many believe to be the oldest game in the world. If you've never...

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Mancala

Mancala

PocketAPP

Mancala supports iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The easy to use interface design makes it simple to control. You can play the game against a challenging computer in one player mode, or against another person in two-player mode at geme center.

Features
1.Three levels, meeting needs of all players.
2.Great graphics and exciting sound effects.
3.Support iPhone Retina, better visual effect.
4.At Game Center, play with a person at anywhere through Internet.

Rules:
At the beginning of a player's turn, they select a hole with seeds that will be sown around the board. This selection is often limited to holes on the current player's side of the board, as well as holes with a certain minimum number of seeds.
In a process known as sowing, all the seeds from a hole are dropped one-by-one into subsequent holes in a motion wrapping around the board. Sowing is an apt name for this activity, since not only are many games traditionally played with seeds, but placing seeds one at a time in different holes reflects the physical act of sowing. If the sowing action stops after dropping the last seed, the game is considered a single lap game.
Multiple laps or relay sowing is a frequent feature of mancala games, although not universal. When relay sowing, if the last seed during sowing lands in an occupied hole, all the contents of that hole, including the last sown seed, are immediately resown from the hole. The process usually will continue until sowing ends in an empty hole. Another common way to receive "multiple laps" is when the final seed sown lands in your designated hole.

Mancala HD

Mancala HD

Paul Hudson

As previously featured by Apple in "New and Noteworthy" and "Staff Favorites"

In Russia they call it Kalah, in Nigeria it's called Oko, in Malaysia it's called Congkak, but most of the world knows it as Mancala: the strategy board game that many believe to be the oldest game in the world. If you've never played it before, Mancala will take you just minutes to learn, but it will take a lifetime to master as you need to exercise good judgement, patience and lateral thinking with every move.

Mancala HD is the most polished Mancala game on the App Store, featuring:

- Stunning high-definition graphics that bring the game to life before you, including Retina and Retina HD graphics.
- Beautiful soundtrack that blends ethnic music with a modern feel, plus original sound effects.
- Built-in video teaching first-timers how to play.
- Play against a friend, or try the computer player with three difficulty settings.
- Set your own options to make your favourite game.
- It's a universal app - buy it once, and play on iPad, iPhone and Apple TV!

Please get in touch on Twitter @twostraws to let us know what you think - we'd love to make Mancala HD even better with your suggestions!


Still not sure? Here are just a few reviews from users:

"Very few people seem to know how to play this game, so I am grateful for the iPad app. The colors are nice, the graphics are very clear. Love the music and the sounds. This is honestly one of the best purchases I have ever made. This is a game I will play over and over. Hats off to the developer!" - Lostingames

"This is just like playing the original game down to the sound of the marbles. Definitely a favorite!" - allbean32

"Mancala is a time-honored game that's easy to learn, fun to play and can be quick paced. This app is gorgeous and well done. Good tutorial, too. Get it. You'll enjoy it." - Mtnmedic64

"This app is beautifully presented and captures the game perfectly. As an app, there's very little room for improvement" - Apidaya

"Finally - We discovered mancala while travelling and IMHO this is the perfect game for iPad. Simple but deep, the game itself is ace and this version's AI is perfectly pitched at medium - demanding but not deep blue. two player just works. I'd recommend this to mancala fans or newbies." - Grifter101

"Noticed this in the Noteworthy section of the store and grabbed it straight away. My wife and I are great Mancala fans, and this is the best virtual interpretation we've found. Very very playable and makes great use of the iPad's capabilities." - Degsy314

"For those of you old computer geeks like myself, you might remember this game as a game within a game from Quest for Glory 3: Wages of War, or you might just be looking for a fun time waster, and this is it!" - Matthew110607

"Great game. Very easy to pick up but you can spend hours learning the finer points." - Lorrana

Mancala Kalah Free

Mancala Kalah Free

EnsenaSoft

Enjoy this amazing African Safari experience! Mancala Kalah Free is a fun and challenging count and capture game and is very popular in many African societies and across the USA. You can play games with 3 or 4 seeds (5 or 6 as well in the full version) in each of the pits of the game board. The object of the game is to capture more seeds than your opponent. Play against the computer or with a friend. 4 levels of AI gameplay (easy, medium, hard and master) lets you keep having fun as you improve your game.

1.The board has six small pits, called houses, on each side; and a big pit, called a Kalah or store, at each end.
2.At the beginning of the game, an equal number of seeds are placed in each house.
3.Each player controls the six houses and their seeds on his side of the board. His score is the number of seeds in the store to his right.
4.Players take turns sowing their seeds. On a turn, the player removes all seeds from one of the houses under his control. Moving counter-clockwise, the player drops one seed in each house in turn, including the player's own store but not his opponent's.
5.If the last sown seed lands in the player's store, the player gets an additional move. There is no limit on the number of moves a player can make in his turn.
6.If the last sown seed lands in an empty house owned by the player, and the opposite house contains seeds, both the last seed and the opposite seeds are captured and placed into the player's store.
7.When one player no longer has any seeds in any of his houses, the game ends. The other player moves all remaining seeds to his store, and the player with the most seeds in his store wins.
8.It is possible for the game to end in a draw, with an equal number of seeds each.

Features:
- 4 levels of AI (easy, medium, hard and master)
- Play against the computer or against another person in 2 player mode.
- Play games with 3 or 4 seeds per house at start.
- Fun sounds.

We hope you enjoy Mancala Kalah Free! Buy the complete Mancala Kalah to play games with 5 or 6 seeds per house at the start and get great background music too!

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Mancala+

Mancala+

Spiny Software

Play the classic African board game against a challenging computer opponent, or another person!

Features:

- Selectable difficulty level
- Human vs. iPhone or Human vs. Human
- Select from 3 to 6 starting seeds per pit

This version of Mancala uses standard Kalah rules:

- Each player's pits are filled with a preset number of seeds

- On any given turn, a player may sow seeds from any of their pits, proceeding counterclockwise around the board, skipping the opponent's store

- If the last seed lands in the player's own store, the player gets a free turn

- If the last seed lands in an empty pit on the player's side, and the opposite pit contains seeds, the player captures both the single seed, and all seeds in the corresponding pit on the opponent's side

- When either player has no seeds in any of their pits, the other player's seeds move into their store, ending the game

- At the end of the game, the player with the highest number of seeds in his or her store is the winner

COMING SOON:

- More advanced Mancala rule sets, including Oware