A game of judgment, strategy, and patience—some historians believe Mancala to be the oldest game in the world. The objective is to empty all of your stones before your opponent. The game is over when a player empties all six cups on their side. Mancala is a challenging but simple games for adults and children to learn! Includes wooden game board and 48 stones. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
I purchased this item early for an Xmas present. We opened it today to play and we are missing pieces. The direction sheet says there should be 24 pieces of each color but there are only 16. If all the pieces were there this would be a great item!
1 reply from Spin Master Customer Care team - 21 days ago
Hi Krys2727, Thank you for sharing your experience with your Game Gallery Solid Wood Mancala. Our commitment is to deliver challenging but simple games for adults and children to learn! We're sorry to hear that your Game Gallery Solid Wood Mancala did not live up to your expectations. We would be grateful for the opportunity to turn this into a positive experience for you. Please contact our Customer Care team at 1 800 622 8339 so that we can learn more and provide additional support. Please see here for more contact info: spinmaster.com/contact-us. We look forward to speaking with you! Regards, Spin Master Customer Care
My 6.5 year old loves this game and it’s fun playing a game with him that I used to play! The stones are larger, which is great for little fingers to pick up, but the cups start to overflow if they get too many stones in them. I also wish it had a latch on it like the older versions did. We had to put a rubber band on it to store it in order to keep the pieces from falling out.
I'm very happy with the quality of this game. I searched around and read a lot of reviews and am very glad I chose this one.
Pros: the wood is smooth and of high quality. The wells are deep enough to hold the pieces and the stones are all very smooth and glass, not plastic.
The hinges and clap mechanism to fold it and close it are solid too.
Fun game, could use minor design tweeks but still serves the purpose
4 out of 5 stars
Emily - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fun game, I remembered the actual object of the game wrong from my youth! The hinge bent a little quite quickly so it doesn't close perfectly square anymore. The glass beads could be a touch smaller to fit more in the openings, but overall it's fine. It would be great if the game came in a cardboard sleeve with a locking feature opposite the hinge, but as long as you are keeping it in the box it isn't falling open and dropping beads all over.
Very nice quality for the price...and if you know about Mancala games, THIS price is sweet! I was so happy with the product that I bought FIVE total! I found the first couple online for store pick-up for my son's latchkey program. When I saw how nice the product was, I found 3 additional games at other Targets and bought them as well; kept 2 sets for family night at home.
FUN game and well worth the price!