Instructions for the Mancala Set

To Set Up: Place four stones in each hole, excluding the mancalas (oval holes on each end of the board).

To Play: Players decide who goes first using whatever method they want. During a turn, a player grabs all of the stones in a hole on their side and drops them, one by one, in succeeding holes in a counter-clockwise direction. Players may place stones on their own mancala, but they must skip over their opponent's mancala. Players MAY place stones in holes on their opponent's side. This continues until the player has no more stones in his hand. It is then their opponent's turn.


When one of the players has no more stones on their side, the game is over. The  opponent then takes all of the stones on their side and places them in their mancala. Count up the stones in each mancala; whoever has the most wins!