Detailed Game Information

Afrika (Issue a New Challenge)

Designer/Publisher: Ralf Gering
Date Added: 2006 Nov 02
Boardgame Geek Entry: 27936
SDG Wiki Page:
SDG Rank: 54 (5 points, 12 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Mancala, Shared Pieces
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
113 21 moves 25d:2h:32m:53s 45.54% 112 games

An AI opponent is available for this game!

This modern mancala game has several unusual features: capturing is compulsory, capturing is considered a complete move, and capturing occurs when you have an empty hole. Forced moves and sacrifices are the keys to success in this game.

Username Rating Comments
jonah 2
Lama 2
mathochist 2
anirtak 1
Laurie_Menke 1 Fast and fun, with a strategy that sort of sneaks up on you. ;o)
Aaron 0
CDRodeffer 0 A different type of Mancala game. I'm not sure what I think of it yet, other than to say that the opening can take a long time.
Cerulean 0 Still wrapping my head around this one, but I expect my rating to improve with time.
megamau 0 Still on the fence. I don't know if it is possible to read more than a couple of move ahead and thus have a sembiance of strategy instead of just tactics.
unic 0 Interesting... better than most Mancala variants, and thus one of the few Mancala variants I'm happy to play.
Joe_Hill -1
MarkSteere -2 Powerful second move advantage, even among total beginners, according to the designer. Redesign being considered awarding ties to first move player. Truly an abomination.

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