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The Mancala 'board' is made up of two rows of six holes each.Each player has a 'store' to the right side of the Mancala board. The game begins with one player "drags" all of the pieces , one at a time, in any one of the holes on his side. Moving counter-clockwise, the player deposits one of the stones in each hole until the stones run out.

If you run into your own store, deposit one piece in it. If you run into your opponent's store, skip it. If the last piece you drop is in your own store, you get a free turn.

The game ends when all six spaces on one side of the Mancala board are empty. The player who still has pieces on his side of the board when the game ends captures all of those pieces

A score pad is available to keep track of each player's wins.

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