I always used to want to play this game at the after school care program I went to in elementary school BUT I remember knowing that I was never going to because I was a girl. If even the guys had to argue with each other to play, there was no way I was ever going to get my hands on it…so I just watched from a distance…as I played mancala…every day.
Whether you call it Wari, Woro, Awele, Oware (Owari), Kboo, Kbo, Ayo, Ayoayo, Kale, Aghi and in Mandinka, Mancala. Those who have played know that this game can be very addicting. So addicting that you can spend days on end playing the game, telling stories around the game, taking breaks just to eat and even having intense arguments —or maybe those are just my experiences with it.