Newport, 12 October 2018

Mancala: a game so good we played it twice. There were some people who could not make it last week, so we bought back Mancala to introduce them to this fascinating redistribution and capture game. See last week’s blog for the game’s history and an overview of the rules.

This was the first week we had a paying customer who wasn’t someone we already knew! Thanks for coming Sylvia: we hope we made you feel welcome and we hope to  see you again next week. I introduced Sylvia to some 3 in a row games: 3D Noughts and Crosses, and Picaria. Another table played Score Four (Lakeside, 1978), a 3D 4 in a row game. One of the plastic pins in Score Four was missing when I bought it, so I fashioned a replacement out of a bamboo skewer. I am so proud of this I feel the need to tell everyone about it.


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