This board game is a variation of Mancala. It is one of oldest games in the world. There are variations on the rules of the game and on the layout of the board. Some boards have two rows, three rows yet 4 rows as in this board. The game invoives count and capture.
This game board has 24 consoles topped by a watchful face. It wears the expression of surprise or perhaps caution to the winning or losing game partners. This game board has been used quite a bit. Purchased in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has been in our private collection for over 30 years.
View this game board at our museum web site.