This is an ancient game played around the world.
There are many variations, but this game uses the most popular version of Kalah. Move & Capture Beads into your Home Pit.
Mancala Deluxe Features:
- Ad Free
- New Mancala Raid Game Mode
- Challenges, extra game modes coming with future updates.
You can play against the CPU with 3 difficulty levels to choose from. or play against your friend on your phone.
Unlock Achievements, post your score online with scoreloop!
customize your settings, to speed up or slow down the game.
The board game can be cumbersome to carry during travel, no losing pieces and much smaller on your phone or tablet.
Each player starts with 6 Pits (filled with 4 gemstones), totaling 48. The object of the game is to get the most gemstones in your Home Pit (Your Right Most Pit).
You get an extra turn if your last gemstone lands in your own mancala.
There is no luck or cheating in this game. This game is all about mathematical skill. Use techniques such as:
- free move (last stone ends up in your own mancala)
- forcing other player into Defense,(when you empty out one of your pits, creates capture oppurtunity later).
Play 5 rounds of mancala and collect as may Gems as possible. How many Gems can you collect?
Play against a randomly selected CPU skill level.
This game does not have fancy graphics and rather focus on gameplay, which also means the download size is tiny.
Oware is the oldest board game still generally being played today. This game is also known as Ayò, Awalé, Wari, Ouri, Ouril, Uril, Warri, Adji, Awélé, Awari and some other names depending on where you live. This game follows the abapa ruleset. If you do not know Oware, please read the instructions before playing.
Kalah, also sometimes called Mancala, is an easier game played with three seeds or marbles in each house and where multiple moves by each side is possible. This is the most common version of the game rules in the USA.
For playing against the computer, the hard level for Oware is significantly harder than the hard level for Kalah.
Mancala is a very old game that was played in Africa in countries like Syria, Lebanon or Egypt.
This game was mentioned first in 6th and 7th century AD and all that players needed was some seeds and a wooden Mancala board.
Although it is an ancient game it required intelligence, attention and vision.
This board game is also known in different countries or regions with other names like: Woro, Awele (Awale), Oware (Owari), Kboo, Kbo, Ayo, Ayoayo, Kale, Aghi, Bantumi.
In America you could find it under the name of Mandink and in Kenya or other countries from Africa as Endoidoi.
But by far the most common other names are Kalah and Oware (Owari). And also maybe Awele (Awale) or Ayo and even Wari. All this are names from Africa so the origin of this game must be Africa.
It was brought in USA under the name of Kalah and a commercial version became popular in the 1940s. in the West Africa and the Caribbean you could find the name Oware (Owari).
Both Kalah and Oware (Owari) represent this board game but maybe with some changes. It is said that Kalah or Oware (Owari) are not a Mancala game but are part of the Mancala familiy board games.
Your objective is simple: get more gems ( gold ) than your opponent. So if you collect more gems ( gold ) in your mancala at the end of the game you are the winner.
But sometimes is not that simple. There are some rules and strategy that can help you or destroy you.
Each player have 6 cups (or different number of cups). Initially each of the cups has the same number of pieces of gold (there is the option where you can have a variable number of pieces of gold) and the opponents will take turns.
On each turn you must select one of your cups that contain gems in it and redistribute it's gems clockwise to the next cups. If the last gem that you redistribute lands on your mancala you receive another turn. If the last gem that you redistribute lands on an empty cup from your side you "steal" all the gems from your opponent side. The game ends when you or your opponent have/has no pieces of gold in the cups from your or his side.
You can play this board game agains a friend or against the computer. You can change the number of gems in each cup (2,3,4 or 5 or variable), the number of places for gems available in the cups and 4 type of difficulty for the computer. Some graphical changes are also posible like the colors of the gems. You also can play in a time limited per round and also change the first one to start (you or the computer).
Don't forget to play the quest of this board game. 4 seasons available with 32 levels each. The computer will became stronger as you manage to move forward. He will play more aggressive or more defensive. The number of pieces of gold will change and other interesting things that will make this quest very nice. The second season is time limited so for each turn you will have a limit amount of time to do your move. If you don't make the move you will lose your turn. It gets really complicated at the end when you will only have 3 seconds for your turn. The third season is with a variable number of gems in each cup so the clasic strategy and moves could not be used here. The fourth season is where everything is changed. The numbers of cups, the number of cups holders or gems. This is the most difficult season.
Please send feedbacks for improvements and bug fixing to improve this board game.
This game is playable on all resolutions and we recommende it on any devices.
"Kalaha Game" is an easy and nicely animated version that captivates for hours and hours.
If you want to know Kalaha rules and how to play, try the interactive tutorial included.
Our ad policy : no ad during game, never. Enjoy full screen game with no ads.
- Two players or single player game
- 10 levels of AI
- AI advice can be displayed or not (a smart way to avoid pitfalls and to improve. Note that advice is always two levels below AI level...)
- Seeds count can be displayed or not. Try to play without count like in real world.
And now, play on.
Keywords: Kalaha, Kalah, Mancala, Awale, Awele
Enjoy this amazing free Mancala game with no ads! This absolute fun and challenging Mancala game will provide you with hours of endless fun.
You can play with 4 or 5 seeds in each of the pits of the game board. The objective of the game is to capture more seeds than your opponent. You can play against Android with 3 difficulty levels or challenge your friend on your phone. 3 levels of AI game play lets you keep having fun and improve your analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
* One player or two players - Play against Android or your friend in two player mode
* Instructions - Learn how to play, or check out the rules if you need a refresher
* Choose Levels - 3 levels of AI Game play (Easy, Medium and Hard)
* Choose number of seeds - 4 or 5 seeds in a pit
* Choose First Player - Initial player can be chosen i.e. Top Pits or Bottom Pits
* Local Game history stats - Challenge yourself and try to beat your best score
* Fun Sound
Enjoy playing and Have fun!
Please feel free to contact us regarding any suggested improvement. We'll be more than happy to hear from you!
* play vs the AI in 4 difficulties
* play vs an adapting AI that tries to match your skill over a series of matches
* play hotseat with a friend
* set number of starting stones per tray (from 3 to 6)
* set starting player (A, B, alternating and random)
This version of the game lets you enjoy the brilliant, ancient game in a whole new environment; up in a tree, capturing bugs into matchboxes.
Ready, set, capture!
There are many different variations on the rules for this game. A number of rules can be changed in the settings menu (see below).
Press menu button for in-game options.
This game is a FREE FULL VERSION and contains ads.
* Play against another player or against your phone
* Five difficulty levels of the AI
* Possibility to undo a move
* Authentic sound effects
* Jolly background music
* Possibility to force screen on while playing
* Choose who should start: Human, AI, random or loser
* Various rules can be changed:
+ Number of seeds to start with (1-7)
+ How seeds should be captured:
- Standard (When a player ends his move in an empty house and there are seeds in the opposite house, all those seeds are captured)
- Empty capture (Only the player's own seed is captured)
- No capture (Seeds are never captured)
- Always capture (Like standard capture, but the player's own seed is captured also when there are no seeds in the opposite house)
+ Game objective:
- Standard (Player with most seeds wins)
- Longevity (Player who keeps seeds the longest wins)
- Starvation (Opposite to longevity)
- Final move (Player who makes the last move wins)
+ Choose if remaining seeds on the board should be counted when game is ended
* * *
If the rules you are accustomed to are not available here, please feel free to leave a comment to help improve the game.
* * *
Requires Android version 1.6 or higher.
Does not yet work on tablets.
Samsung Google Nexus S
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini
HTC Wildfire S
Keywords: kalaha, mancala, kalah, kalahari, bantumi, warri, awari, oware, board game, sowing game
Great for passing time in a boring class, Dr's office, even a dinner with the in-laws!
- One or Two Player Modes
- Pause and Continue Options
Email Developer with any problems or suggestions in Game Menu.
Outwit your opponent with superior tactics and strategy.
English, French, Swahili and Portuguese language options.
Free version includes novice play against the computer only.
Depending on the region, you call it Oware, Ayo, Awale, Awele, Awari, Wari, Warri, Ouri, Kalah, Bao...
Travel to Africa with this classic strategic board game.
Features One-Player and Two-Player mode, advanced Artificial Intelligence, game statistics and rules included.
Fun Mancala Oware offers improved design and graphism to let you enjoy the greatest game experience.
This app is optimised for both smartphones and tablets, and supports any screen resolution.
A rectangle which is divided into ten squares (5x2) with two semicircles at each end is drawn on the floor or the yard. The ten squares are called "rice field square", "fish pond square" and the two semicircles are called "Mandarin squares".
Pieces may be stones, fruit seeds or any other small things.
Two players or two teams sit in two sides of the board. Each controls one side of the board.
The game ends when all the pieces are captured.
If both Mandarin pieces are captured, the remaining citizen pieces belong to the player controlling the side that these pieces are on.
Ô ăn quan dân gian Việt Nam (dan gian Viet Nam) (Mandarin Square Capturing, O an quan hay Mancala), hay còn gọi tắt là ăn quan hoặc ô quan là một trò chơi dân gian của trẻ em người Kinh, Việt Nam. Đây là trò chơi có tính chất chiến thuật thường dành cho hai người chơi và có thể sử dụng các vật liệu đa dạng, dễ kiếm để chuẩn bị cho trò chơi.
Một hình chữ nhật được chia thành mười ô vuông (5x2) với hai hình bán nguyệt ở mỗi đầu được vẽ trên sàn nhà hoặc sân. Mười hình vuông được gọi là "ruộng", "ao cá" và hai hình bán nguyệt được gọi là "quan" hay có vùng gọi là "chùa".
Hai người chơi hay hai đội ngồi hai bên. Mỗi bên kiểm soát một nửa số "ao".
Trò chơi kết thúc khi tất cả các ao bị ăn hết hoặc một bên bị ăn hết sỏi trong ao mà không còn đủ trong kho để rải.
This is a game for two participants.
On the field, there are 2 rows of 6 holes and 2 barns.
Each player is owned by a nearest number of holes and the right barn.
Before the party starts, in each hole of the row is placed on 4 grains.
The aim of the game is to save as many grains, that is, as much as possible to shift the grain from the holes in a barn.
- campaign in singleplayer mode
- fast game mode
- two players game on one device
- pleasant music on the background
- several different game boards
This is paid version without advertisement. Free version with advertisement:
Mancala Vari Free
For any questions, please mail us: email@example.com