Play for free one of the oldest known games Mancala Kalah from Africa. Download Mancala, also known as Mancala Bao, a classic board game which is a smart and funny entertainment.
Play with the computer and choose one of the five levels of difficulty:
Whether you're a beginner and prefer simple mancala or an expert and prefer to play mancala hard, in our game you will find different mancala levels. Also now, during the game, you can see which level you are playing at.
At the beginning, only an easy level is unlocked. To unlock the mancala levels you need to win at the previous, simpler level. Practice and unlock all four levels of difficulty!
Are you a master of Kalaha Mancala? Be the grandmaster and beat your records at every of the levels.
*TIP* You can touch and hold stones on your or your opponent's side to see how far they'll go. Thanks to the highlighted cups now it's easier to find the best move!
*Undo your moves*
Have you made a mistake? Undo your move and try new tactics.
*Do you like Mancala Kalah?*
Now, with the "share" button in the game, you can easily send a link to the game to a friend! This is also a perfect board game to download for kids.
*Settings Mancala single player*
You can choose language and turn on / off sound or music effects. Download Mancala free and play a game offline.
The game board consists of two rows. Each player owns six cups or holes and one reservoir, a large cup also named mancala zone. At the beginning of the game, the player finds four stones (or pieces) in every cup.
Players put stones repeatedly in a counterclockwise direction. To begin, the player takes the stones from any cup on his side of the game board - leaving empty this cup that he has already taken the stones. The player put pieces through all twelve cups and his mancala zone (which is on the right of the gameboard) but not the opponent's reservoir (on the left of the gameboard).
If the last stone lands in your reservoir, the turn is yours and you can take another move.
If the last stone lands in an empty cup on your side of the board and there is one or more stones in the adjacent hole on your opponent's side of the mancala board, you capture these opponent's stones and yours last one.
*End of the game*
The game ends if all six cups on the side of each player are empty. The one who has more pieces captured in his mancala zone wins.
*Different names of Mancala games*
Games from the same group have various rules and names. The most popular ones are:
- Mancala Bao - a complex strategy game of Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Comoros, Malawi and some areas of Burundi. The board size is 4×8.
- Mancala Kalah - known as the children's game . The board size is 2×6 with reservoirs.
- Kalaha Mancala - played in the central part of Africa.
- Oware or Awele also known as Ayo, Awari, Ouri or J’odu. This is the national game of Ghana. The board is 2×6 with reservoirs.
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Ratings and Reviews
When playing with both “sound” and “music” muted in “settings” of game, it creates a creepy, pulsating white noise sound coming from the speaker of my iPhone. It...it knows. They’re listening!!
Other than that a really fun version of Mancala. I like how you can choose your level of difficulty so you can practice and get better and better. I’ve annihilated the expert level a few times now!! I’m stilled learning all the outcomes though and I’m sure I will be unstoppable soon! It would be 5 stars if it weren’t for all the annoying ads. Booohhh! Just let me play. Also. Please stop frying my brain with that weird pulsating white noise sound.
It’s got all of the basics of a really good game. I would recommend a couple of easy changes, though.
First, a two-player mode would be great, preferably pass-n-play. Online would be great for the future, but get local going, first.
Second, more difficulty settings. The difficulty ramps up VERY quickly. More in between options would be great.
Also, when I tried watching an ad to undo, it put me through the ad but did not undo. That is a frustrating glitch that might cause low ratings. I recommend fixing it as soon as possible.
Overall, a good app with potential.
Too many ads
Fun to play except for the ads. I spend more time waiting for the ads to finish than I do playing the game.
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- Lukasz Oktaba
- 113.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
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