Melissa Wood Folding Mancala Board Game
Strategic games like the mancala is a great way to enhance tactical thinking and play. The Melissa Wood Folding Mancala Board Game can be enjoyed by players regardless of age which is a nice benefit—everybody has a chance to take part in this game.
The game features a playing board with two rows that has 6 round, sunken spaces and bigger oblong spaces with sunken features as well, located at either end of the board. The board is laid out in a horizontal manner between players.
Every player acquires 24 game marbles and he has to put 6 of the marbles in each of the 6 round spaces on their side of the board. The larger, sunken space on the right part of the board serves as the home of each player. The primary objective of the game is to gather the highest number of marbles or beads.
The set has a total weight of 1.66 lbs. Its board is crafted from solid, environment-friendly, quality wood sourced from the U.S. While the product is assembled in China, the set is actually manufactured according to the brand’s strict quality standards, which is a plus point for this product.
The game, of course, includes the board and a total number of 50 game marbles or beads. It also includes instructions that are easy to understand. While the board is actually foldable and you can store all game marbles in it, making it convenient to store, there is no way to close the board though. You can secure it by wrapping a ribbon around it or clasp it together with a rubber band.
The beads/marbles used for this game are quite colorful. The sunken spaces are sufficiently deep to contain the game beads. It looks good on the shelf, too, due to its design and appearance. Overall, this is a great mancala board for your money.