Saturday 19 April 2014 12:26:33 PHT

Sungka-an

Sungka-an
Photo and copyright by Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

Sungka-an, a well known Filipino game, in which two players re-distribute shells (mostly cowrie shells, which can be found on the beach) or beans in the two rows of holes of this board, trying to capture as many as possible in their own hole (at the tail or head of this wonderfully shaped board). Related games (also known as mancala games) can be found all over the world.

The rules of Sungka can be found on www.wikimanqala.org.

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