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How does the Awele board game compare to the Mancala-based Mancala Adventures game?

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Awele (also known as Awale, Oware or Warri) and Mancala Adventures belong to the group of Mancala games and are based on the same mechanics as traditional Mancala. However, there are some slight differences between the two versions. Here is a comparison between the two:


  • The Awele board consists of two rows of six pits each, and each player has a store at the end of their side, each pit starting with four seeds, amounting to 48 in total.
  • The main objective of Awele is to capture more seeds than your opponent.
  • Players alternate picking up seeds from one of their pits and placing them one by one into subsequent pits in a counterclockwise direction.
  • Seeds are captured if the last seed lands in an opponent's pit.
  • The game will continue until one player cannot make any more moves.
  • Awele is a strategic game that requires foresight, planning, and tactical thinking to gain an advantage.

Mancala Adventures

  • The Mancala Adventures board has a similar setup to Awele's; the only difference is that the number of seeds depends on the specific variant or game mode.
  • Like Awele, Mancala Adventures aims to capture more seeds than your opponent by the end of the game.
  • The mechanics of picking up seeds and placing them one by one remain the same as Awele's.
  • The main difference between Awele and Mancala Adventures is that Mancala Adventures includes digital enhancements such as in-game tips and tutorials, customizable boards, different difficulty levels, and game modes.
  • Although Mancala Adventures requires strategic thinking and planning, it is much simpler to play and learn than Awele and other traditional Mancala games. It includes features to help new players understand the game quicker.

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