History of Awale Game


We are going to learn and discover the origin of Awale game.

WITH HERE BEING as many brands there are variations of the game, it is old as Africa. In West Africa, it is called Oware, Ware or Awele, in Southern Africa is called as Bawo. Bawo is played on the floor, or carved wood, mainly on any flat surface, by which 32 pits were dug with 4 rows by 8 columns and 64 marbles, pebbles or seeds.
Oware, has two rows of six pit, making a total of 12. Like Bawo, Oware sometimes features two large or deep “hole” pit placed at the finishes on an ordinarily raised wood board, carved, for which grabbed seeds are held.
Oware in Ghana, Awele in Cote d’Ivoire, and Owela in Namibia have the two-row variation. But whether two-row or four-row, the game is play by African leaders and subjects alike. The record suggests that the Denkyira Empire that is mighty into the nascent Asante Empire throughout the Asante-Denkyira War of 1698 when the Denkyira king, Ntim Gyakari, captured and beheaded by Asante soldiers during an Oware match with one of his spouses. Their board was carved with gold. The game brings cultural unity on the continent. In Malawi, one hardly passes through puberty without learning Bawo.
The tradition of this game continues to carry out around the world, and the rules of the games which are two-row as well as the four-row variations common across Central and Southern Africa, variously named Nsolo, Mwambulula, Mfuwa, Ncombwa, Owela, etc. In Europe, the name that is generic Mancala (from Arabic, meaning “to maneuver”), which joined up with all the English lexicon directly into the century that is seventeenth Latin studies of board games.


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