Kalaha – mancala

  • Probably the oldest strategic game in the world, fruit of Asian and African cultures
  • CHALLENGE: bring more pieces of the opponent into your “bank”
  • Open board dimensions: 49 x 13 x 2,5 cm / 19.5 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Wooden version Travel teak with resealable box
  • Detailed rules in English included





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The strategic game of Kalaha, also known as Mancala or Game of Sowing … probably the oldest in the world!

CHALLENGE: collect more pieces of the opponent in his “bank”

Each player has 6 cavities, also called ponds, and each cavity, at the start of the game, has 6 pieces inside it.

The game begins when the first player empties one of his ponds, distributing his pawns in successive cavities counterclockwise, including his bank and avoiding the opponent’s one.


  • if you end up with a pawn in your bank, you will be entitled to a second round
  • if you end up with a pawn in your empty pond, you can get hold of the balls in that opposite opponent, adding them to your bank
  • if a player has no more tokens to distribute, the game ends and the opponent puts all his checkers in his bank

A board game for the whole family that draws its origins from many Asian and African cultures. Originally the game was drawn on the ground and stones replaced the pawns.

This beautiful version handmade in Thailand with Teak wood is equipped with a resealable lid to accompany you on your travels.

Pawns: wooden balls with a diameter of 1.2 cm

Opened game dimensions: 49 x 13 x 2,5 cm / 19.5 x 5.1 x 1 inches

Closed board dimensions: 24,5 x 13 x 5 cm / 9.65 x 5.1 x 2 inches

Download the instructions game in pdf directly from this link