Igisoro is a fascinating two player game in the mancala family witch is played in Burundi , in Rwanda, and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the peoples Shi and Havu who call it Mucuba.
Igisoro, like Omweso or Bao from Eastern Africa, is played with 16 pits for each of the players and 64 seeds. A player's territory is the two rows of pits closest to them.
It is a little bit different from Awale or Oware witch are played in western Africa and the Dakon in Indonesia.
The goal it is to take all or part of opponent's seeds, until prevent him (her) from playing again.
In the same family, we also find Bao, Kissoro, Ngola, Chisolo, Warri, Ayo and others in western Africa.
The mancala games were invented in Ethiopia at the time of the kingdom of Aksum.
This it is the free version