Mancala for PC and MAC
Is a Board game developed by Mancala & Oware Games. The game is suitable for USK: All ages and required Android version is 6.0 and up.
Play with the computer and choose one of the five levels of difficulty:
- beginner 🐣,
Whether you're a beginner and prefer simple mancala or an expert and prefer to play mancala hard, in our game you will find different mancala levels. Also now, during the game, you can see which level you are playing at.
At the beginning, only an easy level is unlocked. 🔓 To unlock the mancala levels you need to win at the previous, simpler level. Practice and unlock all four levels of difficulty!🗝️
Are you a master of Kalaha Mancala? 🧐 Be the grandmaster and beat your records 🏆 at every of the levels.
TIP💡 You can touch and hold stones on your or your opponent's side to see how far they'll go. Thanks to the highlighted cups now it's easier to find the best move!
Undo your moves↩️
Have you made a mistake? Undo your move and try new tactics.
Do you like Mancala Kalah? 👌
Now, with the "share" button in the game, you can easily send a link to the game to a friend! 💞 This is also a perfect board game to download for kids.
Settings Mancala single player
You can choose language and turn on / off sound 🔉 or music effects 🎵. Download Mancala free and play a game offline.
Mancala Rules 📜
The game board consists of two rows. Each player owns six cups or holes🕳️ and one reservoir, a large cup also named mancala zone. At the beginning of the game, the player finds four stones (or pieces)💎 in every cup.
Players put stones repeatedly in a counterclockwise direction. To begin, the player takes the stones from any cup on his side of the game board - leaving empty this cup that he has already taken the stones. The player put pieces through all twelve cups and his mancala zone (which is on the right of the gameboard) but not the opponent's reservoir (on the left of the gameboard).
If the last stone lands in your reservoir, the turn is yours and you can take another move.
If the last stone lands in an empty cup on your side of the board and there is one or more stones in the adjacent hole on your opponent's side of the mancala board, you capture these opponent's stones and yours last one.
End of the game
The game ends if all six cups on the side of each player are empty. The one who has more pieces captured in his mancala zone 🏆wins.
Different names of Mancala games
Games from the same group have various rules and names. The most popular ones are:
- Mancala Bao - a complex strategy game of Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Comoros, Malawi and some areas of Burundi. The board size is 4×8.
- Mancala Kalah - known as the children's game 🧒. The board size is 2×6 with reservoirs.
- Kalaha Mancala - played in the central part of Africa.
- Oware or Awele also known as Ayo, Awari, Ouri or J’odu. This is the national game of Ghana. The board is 2×6 with reservoirs.
How to run this game on PC or MAC
You can run all Android games and applications on your PC or MAC computer. Using a free software called Bluestacks, you don't need to purchase anything but games or applications it self if it isn't free.
- Download BlueStacks, a free Android emulator.
- Install BlueStacks from installation file.
- Now run BlueStacks and use the search tool of BlueStacks to find the Mancala.
- As you find the game then hit the installation button and install it by following on screen instructions.
yeah expert level is impossible. human stand no chance against computer in this game lol. computer already have all possibilities mapped out and just have to pick the traversal with the most extra moves/highest chance of success ok finally won the expert level by 1 chip by using the comouter strategy of getting as much extra move as possible lol, and thats when im the first player
Great game but when you get to the hard level it is impossible to do anything. The computer constantly predicts your next move making it impossible to beat and takes the fun out if it. If you want a challenge this is your game.
Fun game, enjoy playing it in my spare time. Wish they'd let you play with more than four stones, but overall I love it.
Like the game but ads present with sound. This means I can't play it on the bus, in a meeting I'm pretending to listen to, any public place. If I have to mute my Galaxy phone to play it, it's just not a game I will keep. If you can tell me how to auto mute any ads, I will increase my rating to 5. If not, it just won't be a game that I keep. PS my Grandmother taught me the real game in the front yard so we could always have something to do.
Not a fan of all the ads, obviously, but game play itself is great. It presents a challenge at the higher levels, which is unusual in most of the virtual Mancala games.
It lets people rage quit WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES People, during vs mode, can just leave the game without losing points, and without the person who was going to win, or the one who didn't leave, gaining points. I understand that some ppl just have bad connections, so maybe don't penalize people who leave matches bc it may not be their fault. BUT the one who still stuck in there for the entire, long-ass game, should get points. Bc half the time, people leave bc they KNOW they're gonna lose.
It not multi-player but its really fun and you'll enjoy it and you WILL give it 5 stars probably Because it really really really really really really really really really really really really really FUN
Logically impossible to win on expert if you go second. If you go first there are 3+/- move sequences to win of you go first. If not there is no combinations of moves that result in a win. Very frustrating.
The game runs smoothly for the most part unless you've run out of undos and watch the ad, in which case it makes you watch the entire ad and still no undo. The other reason i have it 3 stars is that you can't maintain a win-loss-draw record, which would definitely bump it up a star for me.
I loved this game, the expert level is especially fun, although I am giving 4 stars because there was a mistake in the game. Their side of the board was cleared, so I should have captured all of the remaining stones that was left on my side but instead it made me play it which was frustrating, but it was a great game overall.
I love how each difficulty has its own pattern and method you have to learn and is actually really easy to pick up, though there should be a how to play button.
A basic, but really fun game. It's only one variant (Kalaha?), and I hope one day they update it to allow Bao or Oware rules, but I really like this one anyway.
There is a major flaw. When there are 13 pebbles, the game skips the originating bowl, rather than placing the final pebble there and capturing the opponent's stones.
This is a very fun game to play, while being very challenging. I like the different difficulty levels that you can choose to play. Also I enjoy the graphics and music.
Started to play live ‘Mancala’ online end of 2008, and since then I am in love with this game, and have tried many Android applications, but never met the one that could provide me with the same feeling as the online gaming, except this one! Well, I could have given 5/5 rating, only if it has the feature of purchasing a version without advertisements.
I am a professional player and even I cant beat the last round after at least 20 trys! Every levels so easy and the last one is almost impossible I dont really recommend installing if you want a game to come back to a bunch it's ok if you want a challenge but still the last level is really hard I dont recomend.
Would have given it 5 stars but every time I exit the game I have to download it again.It won't open again."Unfortunately Mancala has stopped"Please fix this issue and I will rate it 5 stars.
2.5 star need to cut down the ads 30sec is too dam long. The game I know that not how u play but its alright 👍
The most difficult setting is difficult (which is great). Except for advertisement holding time (like other apps do), this is wonderful game app.
Getting "UnDo" option by watching ads doesn't work. You still watch ad but don't get an option to go back one step as expected. Please fix this bug^
Addictive OMG!! This game is so fun, my sister got me hooked on this game now. And the great thing is there are no ads. Very impressed with this game. Keep it up!!
TOO MANY ADS! When gameplay hasn't even begun yet and you are being barraged by garbage ads, it detracts from the game. Shame on the developers to think their users are too stupid to figure out how to play the game. Gameplay seems fun, but getting past the ads makes this download a waste of time!
Quite a lot of adds, but the expert and hard levels CPUs are REALLY good! Would be great if you'd add the 2 players option.
love it for live men, did you know this is the game it is very old and played from the year 1500 for christ. ot is so addictive men can't stop playing ;)
I don't mind ads, I can understand the necessity. what I don't understand is 30 second ads even to just get back to the homepage sorry, uninstalling.
The game is well made, but the level progression is uninteresting. The computer AI comes in a nice variety of difficulties, but the higher you go they become too predictable.
I love Mancala and have used various Mancala apps. I recently came back to this app after uninstalling for a while. Unfortunately, the glitch which caused me much frustration has not yet been fixed. I would have given 5 stars. The glitch is: whenever I move the stones from a pit with 13 stones, the computer places the last stone in the 14th pit instead of the 13th. Yesterday, I noticed it did the same when the computer moved 13 stones.
This game is not played the way I learned and the rules are not posted anywhere. Where can I find the rules to this variation of Mancala??
This is a nice game, but this is NOT how you be play mancala. There are too many rules to explain, so look it up.
I watch a 30 second long ad to undo a move just for it to... not undo the move. Wastes time if it won't do as it says.
Will be even better if there are choices of numbers of rocks than only pattern of 6. (Added 12.march.2020) But now that you lock the levels. I see your point. This is very upsetting. So I am going to uninstall this app of yours. Goodbye.
Not how you play this game at all the app is set up cool but unfairly starts randomly taking chips off the board and putting them in your opponents box. I started a game and had 7 chips and the opponent had 30 because of taking chips. Very disappointed
I fell in love with this game. Relaxes me before I go to sleep. Challenging without being over stimulating .
I really like the simple clean aesthetic of this Mancala game and the ads are minimal compared to the rest on the app store, they look like something you'd find from the 90s, however, this version is too simple when comparing to others. All you can do is play against ai. You can't choose to go 1st or 2nd(only randomly), play against a friend on the same phone or online, or customise anything else, like the board texture or changing the rules like the amounts of stones or holes, etc.
The Ads on the undo button is an unfortunate update. The game already has an advertisement after each round. But the gameplay with the AI makes the actual game time entertaining.
CLASSIC GAME of STRATEGY 🤔trom ANTIQUITY - FUN, Makes you think although game LOOKS simple The app has Colorful Graphics ... 😏Is it Possible to have CHOICES of COLORS for background / stones❣
The *one* undo per day works - usually. But the rest of the time, the undo button plays a 30-second ad, and leaves the game as it was. No move is undone. Undo does nothing but waste the player's time. I'm looking for another mancala app now. - Previous review: A bit glitchy but, nevertheless, the best mancala game I've found for android.
A very good version. Smooth gameplay. Very easy to beat on lower levels but challenging enough on higher settings. Ads not too intrusive but I like the game enough to pay for as free version if that was possible.
What a great game. I was surprised it didn't come with instructions. But it was easy enough to find how to play on youtube.
Great Strategy Game. Rules are simple & you learn them the hard way - there are no instructions. You simply lose your stones until you figure out how & why and learn how to prevent it from happening again
My only gripe is that when you tap Undo when you don't have any free ones, you watch an ad which is fine, but it doesn't actually undo last move. If that was fixed it would be 5 stars.
Pretty fun, beat the first three difficulties within a few minutes. Expert difficulty really kept me occupied. Pretty fun and challenging. Would recommend.
Undo last move button doesn't work. I will sit through the whole ad, it still doesn't undo the last move. It only works if you get your free ones.
The rules are not in the game menu... no hints or teaching component is in the app itself. Though, good animation and movement in the game.
Game play is decent, needs better tutorials if you haven't played before. Adverts are irritating and no option to buy them out but still a stable, decent app.
This game sucks you can't even beat the expert level and it seems like the opponent knows what you want to do