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All “pit and pebbles” games are often referred to as Mancala. Mancala loosely translated from Arabic means to “count”. Many advocates of the various original African board games object to the reference of all “pit and pebbles” counting games under Mancala because it pigeon hole's the history, culture and social dynamics the games represent. Most of the games are more sophisticated, complicated and strategic than the (modern Egyptian) Mancala variation. Omweso of Uganda is one such game.

Of all the related links below, MACPRI finds oware.org to be the most balanced and Wikipedia very resourceful. Below is a list of a few related links to encourge your research:

The Oware Society (OWS)
www.oware.org

Oware, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oware

Motherland Nigeria - Games
www.motherlandnigeria.com/games/ayo.html

Elliott Avedon's Virtual Museum of Games
www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/VirtualExhibits/countcap/pages/omwe.html

Eson Xorgol, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eson_xorgol

Phillipines: Sungka
www.vtaide.com/ASEAN/Philippines/sungka.html

Pallanguzhi, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallanguzhi