Mancala - is one of the oldest two-player strategy games in the world. Mancala is a general name which applies to a group of very old Asian and African games in which stones or seeds were moved from cups on a game board or holes in the ground. Rules of play vary from region to region. A great counting game, Mancala requires strategy and patience. At the beginning of the game, 3-6 seeds are placed in each house. Typically, the winner of the previous game starts the next game. Each player controls the six houses and their seeds on his side of the board. His score is the number of seeds in the store to his right. Players take turns sowing their seeds. On a turn, the player removes all seeds from one of the houses under his control. Moving counter-clockwise, the player drops one seed in each house in turn, including the player's own store but not his opponent's.