3 African board games you should add to your game bag

Bridget Boakye January 20, 2018

Gulugufe (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Gulugufe, which means “butterfly” in the Tonga language of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique takes its name from the shape of the board. The goal is similar to that of Mancala – to capture all of your opponent’s pieces. Boards are often on plaques made to resemble butterflies, complete with antennae, abdomen, and butterfly wings. It may have originated from Kowwu Dunki, a board game from India, also with nineteen intersection points where the
counters are played and use nine counters per player.


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