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Informations/links about African Games

Updated:

1st of August 2006

Most of the following links have been collected by Edward Brisse

Organisations / Tournaments

The Oware Society
6 Kiloh Court
Meyrick Road
London SW11 2EE
UK

Mind Sports Olympiads
 http://www.msoworld.com
"MSO Worldwide - Bringing Brains Together!"

Play on the Internet


Computer-driven opponent


 JavaScript / Applets Java/Flash

Human opponent

Play by e-mail Live play
At present, it seems our Awale game is the only one that enables human player to challenge "live" through the Internet. If you hear about another system, please tell us.

Play on your computer


Freeware

 
 Name
 Version   Platform
KB  Programmer 
 Awale 4.0
Windows + MacOS 3000
Myriad
Bantumi
2.00
Windows
263
Andybell
Awélé
1.41
Windows
120
Cl Massé

Shareware 


 Nom   Version   Plateforme   Prix  Ko  Programmeur 
Kalaha
2.3
Windows
US $10
898
Klaas Bonnema

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Rules

Complete rules


Bibliography

English

  • Kofi C. AGUDOAWU
  • Rules for playing oware, abapa version
    Winston publishing company, inc. NASHVILLE 1991

  • Robbie BELL & Michael CORNELIUS
  • Board games round the world
    Cambridge University Press 1991

  • Stewart CULIN

  • Exhibition of games at Columbian exposition
    Journal of american folklore 6, pp.205-227 1893
  • Stewart CULIN

  • Mancala, the national game of Africa
    Government printing office WASHINGTON D.C. 1896
  • Geoffrey DALE
  • The world of board games
    diverse@onaustralia.com.au 97/09/14

  • Alexander J. DE VOOGT
  • Mancala board games
    British museum press LONDON 1997

  • Alexander J. DE VOOGT
  • Limits of the mind: Towards a characterisation of the bao mastership
    LEIDEN 1995

  • Alexander J. DE VOOGT
  • New approaches to board games research: asian origins and future perpectives
    IIAS working papers, series 3, LEIDEN 1995

  • Roger P. KOVACH
  • Oware, the national game of Africa
    Morrison Quick Print OAKLAND CA 1995

  • H. J. R. MURRAY
  • A history of board games other than chess
    Clarendon press OXFORD 1952

  • M. B. NSIMBI
  • Omweso a game people play in Uganda
    University of California, African studies center, occasional paper #6, BERKELEY 1968

  • Larry RUSS
  • Mancala games
    Larry RUSS

  • P. TOWNSHEND
  • Games in culture: a contextual analysis of tha Swahili board game and its relevance to variation in Afrikan mancala
    Ph. D. thesis, University of Cambridge 1986

  • Roslyn A. WALKER
  • Sculptured mancala gameboards of Sub-Saharan Africa
    Ph. D. thesis, Indiana University 1990

French

 
  • A. DELEDICQ & A. POPOVA
  • Wari et solo le jeu de calculs africain
    CEDIC PARIS 1977

  • Kanga BALLOU
  • Règles et stratégies du jeu d'awélé
    NEI Nouvelles éditions ivoiriennes 1993

  • Charles BÉART
  • Jeux et jouets de l'ouest africain tome I pp. 472-516
    IFAN DAKAR 1955

  • Charles BÉART
  • Recherche des éléments d'une sociologie des peuples africains à partir de leurs jeux
    Présence africaine PARIS V 1960

  • François PINGAUD
  • Awélé
    L'impensé Radical PARIS 1988

  • Jean RETSCHITZKI
  • Stratégies des joueurs d'awélé
    L'Harmattan PARIS 1990

  • Pascal REYSSET & François PINGAUD
  • Awélé le jeu de semailles africain
    Chiron PARIS 1993

  • Pascal REYSSET
  • Les jeux de réflexion pure
    PUF PARIS 1995

  • Claudia ZASLAVSKY
  • L'Afrique compte !,
    Editions du Choix (Nov. 1995).
    3 chapitres sur les jeux Africains (dont l'Awele)

Portuguese

  • E. R. SANTOS SILVA
  • Jugos de quadricula do tipo mancala com especial incidência nos praticados em Angola
    LISBON 1995

Theory/Programming

Awale names


A
Abalala'e, Abanga, Abangah, Abouga, Achara, Adi, Adita ta, Adito, Adji, Adjiboto
Adjika, Adji pre, Adjito, Aghi, Agi, Aji, Ajwa, Alé, Andot, Annana, Anywoli
Awale, Awalé, Aware, Awari, Awele, Awélé Ayo, Ayo ayo, Azigo
B
Ba-Awa, Banga, Bao, Bao kiswahili, Bao solo, Bare, Baruma, Bau, Bawo, Bechi
Boke, Bosh, Bouberoukou, Bouri
C
Chanka, Chisolo, Chongkak, Choro, Chouba, Chuba, Chunca, Cisolo, Congkak
Coo, Coro, Coro bawo
D
Dabuda, Dakon, Dakoun, Dara, Darra, Deka, Djonghok, Djonglak, Dwong
E
Érhérhé, Endodoi, Enkeshui, Eson xorgol, Esson, Éu leu
F
Fangaya, Fuva
G
Gabata, Gabatta, Galatjang, Gamacha, Gbégélé, Gebta, Gelo, Gepeta, Gesuwa
Gilberta, Giuthi
H
Halusa, Hus
I
Igisoro, Igosou, Ikiokoto, Imbelece, Imbwe, Impere, Isafu, Ise onzin egbe, Isofu, Isolo
J
J'erin, Jodu, J'odu, Jukuru
K
Kachig, Ka ia, Kalah, Kalaha, Kalak, Kale, Kalimanta, Kasonko, Katra, Kboo
Kenji guki, Kiarabu, Kisolo, Kiswahilibao, Kiuthi, Kpo, Krour, Kubuguza
L
La'b hakim, La'b madjunni, La'b roseya, Lahemay walida, Lami, Lamlameta, Lamosh
Lam waladach, Langa holo, Layo, Leka, Lela, Leyla gobale, Lien, Lizolo, L'ob akila
Longbeu a cha, Lontu Holo, Luzolo
M
Mancala, Mandiaré, Manga, Mangala, Mangola, Mankala, Manqala, Manquala, Marabout
Marany, Maruba, Mazageb, Mbangbi, Mbau, Mbelete, Mbere, Mbo, Mbothe, Mefuhva
Mefuvha, Meusueb, Mewelad, Mofuba, Moro gbegele, Motiq, Msuwa, Mulabalaba
Mungala, Mutiteba, Mwambalula, Mweiso, Mweso
N
Nakabile, Nambayi, Naranj, Ncholokoto, Nchomvwa, Nchuba, Nchuwa, Ndoto, Ngar
Njombwa, Nocholokoto, Nsolo, Nsumbi, Ntchuwa, Numnum
O
Oko, Olinda, Okwe, Omweeso, Omweso, Otep, Otjitoto, Ot jun, Otra, Ot tjin, Otu
Ouré, Ouri, Ourin, Ourre, Ourri, Oware, Owela
P
Palankuli, Pallamkurie, Pallam kuzhi, Pallanguli, Pallankuli, Pandi, Papadakon, Papandata
Pensur, Pereauni, Pérésouni, Poo
Q
Qaluta, Qasuta, Qelat
R
Ryakati
S
Saddeka, Sadeka, Sadiqa, Schach, Serata, Sig, Solo, Sombi, Songo, Soro, Spreta
Sulus nishtaw, Sunca, Sungka
T
Tagega, Tamtam apachi, Tap, Tapata, Tchanka, Tchokajon, Tchonkkak, Tchoukaitlon Tchukaruma
Tegre, Tjonglak, Toguz xorgol, Toi, Tonka, Topuz xorgol, Tschuba, Tsh ela, Tshuba, Tshi solo, Tsoro
U
Ubao, Ugwasi, Um el bagara, Um el banat, Um el tuweisat, Urdy, Uré
V
Vai lung thlan
W
Walé, Walle, Walu, Walya, Ware, Wari, Warri, Wawee, Wawi, Weg, Wori, Woribo
Woro, Wouri, Wuli, Wuri
X
Xorgol
Y/Z
Yada, Yit nuri, Yovodji

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