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|Brian Casey, Imagiware, Inc.|
|An ancient, challenging game. Mancala is played with seven pits - six playing pits plus one score pit, the Kalaha, per player. At the beginning of the game, each of the (12) playing pits contains 3 seeds (or beads or stones or balls or whatever). To play, the player chooses one pit from which to "sow" the seeds. Each seed in the pit is then placed, one at a time, into the successive pits, moving counter-clockwise around the board. The game ends when all of the pits on one side of the board are empty. The player with seeds remaining gets to put them into their Kalaha. The winner is the player with the most seeds. Different skill levels and a scoreboard.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Combinatorics, Logic/Foundations|
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