- Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
- Includes: Game Pieces, Instructions, Game Board
- Material: Glass
- Number of Players: 2 Players
- Battery: no battery used
Sale price $4.99 Online Price
I am an educator and I was introduced to this game by a friend that is also an educator. It is wonderful and so simple to play and it has some wonderful qualities. When you are playing, you have to set strategies and you have to be pretty smart to "outsmart" your opponent. I haven't tried the 4 player game but the 2 player game is so much fun! It creates an atmosphere of challenge and respect for your fellow challenger! In order to win you have to do some pretty sharp t hinking! It is a simple game with an African/Asian background and it is incredibly entertaining to be so simple. When I read its heritage I envisioned a group of African or Asian children gathered around a piece of bark with indentions and a handful of pebbles playing this game. The set featured is extremely well priced and the colorful half marbles are interesting, yet easy to handle. The wooden board folds with the marbles inside for easy storage. I just love it. When we have student priviledge time on Friday afternoons, I am always challenged by a student or two! Sometimes I win, sometimes they win, but by the time the game is over, we always have a group of friends that are watching and laughing. It promotes good sportsmanship and I recommend it highly. I am giving one as a gift to one of my young challengers tomorrow for his birthday. He will love it!
Like most of the other reviewers on here, I bought the game based on what the outer packaging said it would be- an attractive lightly colored, smooth and shiny wood board with brightly colored marble-like gemstones.In fact, I searched for this specific kind of mancala board.However, when I got it home, it was a dull brown and scratchy board (definitely splinter-worthy material for a small kid), and contained not "brightly-colored gemstones" as advertised, but ugly-looking bl ack, brown, and whitish stones that looked like something I could find in my grandmother's garden.I could easily have made this product for cheaper.Made in China. Guess that explains it.DO NOT BUY THIS.IT'S A COMPLETE RIPOFF.
I have heard of the mix up between the rocks and the gemstones, so I bought a box that had rocks on the box hoping it would be gemstones inside... they turned out to be rocks. I decided to go online to find the inexpensive gemstone folding mancala, which is this one, and I find in the reviews that other people have had the same mix up with the rocks and gemstones.I guess I have to pay more money to buy from another game brand to make sure I get the gemstones.The game is quite difficult to play using the rocks.
My wife and I saw this game of Mancala and decided to purchase it, once we opened it up we didnt find 48 colorful gemstones, instead what was inside were 48 rocks! We feel ripped off. But the 48 rocks did find a new home in our garden.
In purchasing this toy for my daughter, it was upsetting to see the contents were NOT what the package stated they would be. The box stated the game included 48 colorful pieces however this is NOT what the game included. Instead of the colorful pieces the box stated it had, in addition to the picture, there was nothing but small faded rocks in the game. The folding wood case was exactly as it showed but again, the colorful marbles were far from the truth. Regardless of the fact I paid $5.0 0 for this product I still expect to get what it shows and states is in the box. My daughter has wanted this game for awhile and was upset to say the least when she opened it. This is ridiculous and is false advertisement. I have also contacted the company stating just this and will be returning the product for my money back!
I can't understand the previous negative reviews. The wooden folding case is fairly good quality and the pieces are very colorful and much easier to handle than marbles. The game promotes strategic thinking skills and is highly addictive. My eight year old can't get enough of it. The five dollar price tag can't be beat. We're planning to purchase more for gifts. A few replacement "gems" would make it perfect.
The box says it comes with a set of half marbles and that is the picture they show on the box. HOWEVER, when you open it you find small river rocks of different sizes that lookj like what my daughter might on the street. I felt cheated.
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8.9 inches length x 5.7 inches width x 1.8 inches height
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